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 2018 graduating class below!

PRINCIPAL
Katelyn Derry

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Lilie Hudson
Christian Johnson

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
380 Scholars

The DREAM Team

KATELYN DERRY

Principal

LILIE HUDSON

Assistant Principal

CHRISTIAN JOHNSON

Assistant Principal

JESS WALL

Director of PACE

PAUL BARON

Algebra I Teacher

ROBERT CASILLI

Geometry Teacher

SYDNEY ORTHMANN

Algebra II/Precalculus Teacher

ELIZABETH RAMUNDO

Calculus/AP Calculus AB Teacher & Math Department Head

KEVIN XU

Physics Teacher

RAYMOND RAMRAJ

Chemistry Teacher

NATALIA ORTIZ

Biology Teacher

MAUREEN REID

English I Teacher

IMAN HILL-BURNS

English II Teacher

ALEX WEILHAMMER

Senior Literature Teacher

MICHELLE GABRIEL

American Literature Teacher

FRANCISCO SMITH

English II Teacher

ARMANI MINES

English I Teacher

MARC GOMEZ

Sociology of Change & Economics Teacher

CONRAD LESNEWSKI

Global I Teacher

TOMASZ RYTEL

Global II Teacher

SUSAN KANG

US History & AP US History Teacher

SOOJIN CHOI KIM

Korean II Teacher

YOUNG-EUN KIM

Korean III Teacher

KYUNGSUN CHOE

Korean I Teacher

KELSEY SCHMITZ

Theater Teacher

TONY HACKLE

Physical Education Teacher

MATTHEW VIDMAR

Visual Arts Teacher

KAYLA BROCK

PACE Teacher

CHRYSTINE JOHNSON

Social Worker

PHILLIP TENEBAUM

Social Worker

ERIC PEARSON

Social Worker

SARAH FARR

PACE Teacher

EMILY SIMONELLI

PACE Teacher

PATRICK MAHANEY

ACT Teacher

ABIDA ALI

PACE Teacher

ABIKE SONUBI

ACT Teacher

NATHALY MEJIA

ACT Teacher

SANDAY SACOH

ACT Teacher

BRYAN KONDRACKI

ACT Teacher

NAZIFA CHOWDHURY

College Counselor

SHANIECE DEVIEUX

College Counselor

LAUREN CURRY

Scholar Support Specialist

JESSICA CANTEY

DREAM Coach

MEREDITH COLLEARY

Operations Manager

SABRINA VERAS

Administrative Manager

SALMA SOW

Operations Coordinator

NAYDELIN VERAS

Receptionist

DPNY Board of Directors

Dr. Robert North

Chair, Harlem Hospital

Josh Pristaw

Vice Chair, GTIS Partners

Brian Berger

Treasurer, Glocap Search

Doug Snyder

Vice Chair, Starboard Value, L.P.

Roger Berg

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Trevor Gibbons

Prosek Partners

Sean Windsor

BDO USA, LLP

Ken Weiller

Westfield Investment LLC

Alastair Wood

Kindur

Brittany Mullings

Human Resources Business Partner, National Basketball Association

Gregory Weston

Winston & Strawn LLP

Jake Foley III

Khary Barnes

Vice Chair, American Express

Ross Frommer

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Stephanie King

Columbia University

Farida Ilboudo

Columbia University

  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 minutes and upcoming meeting dates, click here.