Our Story

Democracy Prep Public Schools opened its second high school in Fall 2013. Currently educating 9-12 scholars, Democracy Prep Harlem seeks to build on the success of Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School and our flagship high school to ensure that more scholars are on the path to success in college and citizenship. Through rigorous academics, authentic civic opportunities, and a variety of extracurricular activities, our scholars will continue to DREAM BIG!

Check out our first graduating class below!

PRINCIPAL
Matthew Rooney

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Leeanna Cota

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
340 Scholars

The DREAM Team

MATTHEW ROONEY

Principal

LEEANNA COTA

Assistant Principal

TAHA ADIB

LeaderU Resident

KATELYN DERRY

Operations Manager

ROBERT CASILLI

Calculus/AP Calculus Teacher and 12th Grade Level Co-Chair

LILIE HUDSON

Algebra I Teacher & 9th Grade Level Chair

JULIE ZARMER

Geometry Teacher

SYDNEY ORTHMANN

Algebra II & Pre-Calculus Teacher

ELIZABETH RAMUNDO

Algebra II & Pre-Calculus Teacher

KEVIN XU

Biology Teacher

TINA LEIMBACH

Physics Teacher

SAMANTHA WHITAKER

Chemistry Teacher

TAYLOR RATLIFF

Biology & Chemistry Teacher

CAITLIN UNGER

Literature II Teacher

LENA OSHINSKIE

American Literature Teacher

CONNOR KOBLINSKI

Literature I Teacher

NICHOLAS NOYES

Senior Literature Teacher

CONRAD LESNEWSKI

Writing II Teacher

BRENNA O'CONNOR

Writing I Teacher

CHRIS TRIZNA

US History & AP US History Teacher and Social Studies Department Head

MATTHEW BEATON

Global History II Teacher and 10th Grade Level Chair

MARCUS TILLMANNS

Global History Teacher

MELIA DOUYON

US History Teacher Resident

AMRITA KHALSA

Change the World & Economics Teacher & 12 Grade Level Chair

YOUNG-EUN KIM

Korean III Teacher & Korean Department Head

MYUNGGYO KIM

Korean II Teacher

HYEJEONG THURMAN

Korean I Teacher

LISA KOWALSKI

Theater Teacher

LAUREN NEMCHIK

Visual Arts Teacher

DWAYNE EDWARDS

Physical Education Teacher

ELIZABETH O'DONNELL

Social Worker

EUNSUNG AUDREY KIM

Social Worker

EMILY RITCHINGS

ACT Department Head

PATRICK MAHANEY

ACT Teacher

JAMIE MACFALTER

ACT Teacher

EZEKIEL TABET

ACT Teacher

NEFERTITI MARTIN

DREAM Coach

LAUREN CURRY

DREAM Coach

SHAY MOSS

College Counselor & 11th Grade Level Chair

NURAH AHMAD

College Counselor

JUSTIN JONES

College Counselor

SABRINA VERAS

Receptionist

MONIFA HEWITT

Registrar

MEREDITH COLLEARY

Operations & Tech Associate

ELIZABETH DEL TORO

Family Impact Coordinator

DPNY Board of Directors

  Click to download DPH Board Meeting Minutes – 2016-17
  Download Annual Report 16-17 

To contact the DPNY Board, please email Boardoftrustees@DemocracyPrep.org

For information about the DPNY Board of Trustees, including upcoming meeting dates, click here.