Our Story

Bronx Prep is Democracy Prep’s first New York campus outside of Harlem. Over its nearly 14 years of operation, Bronx Prep Charter School has developed a reputation as a widely respected institution serving a high-needs pocket of New York City. Concerned that it was not doing all it could to prepare underserved middle and high school students for higher education, community involvement, and lifelong success through a structured environment of high expectations, the Bronx Prep Board of Trustees chose Democracy Prep to manage the school for the 2014-15 school year and has continued managing in the 2015-2016 year.

PRINCIPAL
Lourdes Flores

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Cassius Gil

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
348 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Emmanuel George

Executive Director

Lourdes Flores

Principal

Cassius Gil

Assistant Principal

Starr Levy

Algebra I

Virginia Peña

Algebra I & Geometry

Nancy Martinez

Algebra II

Sharifa Powell

Pre-Calculus

Samantha Abel

Writing I

Marina Palenyy

Writing II

Anne Murphy

Writing III

Jude Hollins

Writing IV

Jogene Castillo

Literature I

Dexter White

Literature II

Rabi Wright

Literature III

Erin Yonkee

Literature IV

Eun Jung Kim

Korean

Ellen Choi

Korean II

Donna Paolucci

Spanish

Luba Ostashevsky

Chemistry

Bernard Bazemore

Biology

Eileen Morano

Physiology

Kevin Aaron

Global History I

Marielle Colucci

Government & Economics

Adam Meyeroff

U.S. History

Joseph Alvarado

Arts Director

Dominic Aliffi

Band

Celly Placenti

Dance

Jessica Reynoso

PE

Miranda Small

Art

Melissa Clarke

ACT

Dana Pegram

ACT

Kristan Justice

ACT

Isolene Roberts

ACT

Marquist Ware

ACT

Samontha Joseph

School Counselor

Shenequa Pierre

Head of Academics

Priscilla Blas

DREAM Coach

Christopher Rones

Dream Coach

Andre Cook

Head Dean

Meredith Brown

Librarian

Tony Boler

Operations & Technology Associate

Christopher Crespo

Custodian

Jocelyn Alvarez

Cafeteria Assistant

Amanda Greer

Ops & Data Associate

Aleshia Kellman

Registrar

Shela Kochar

HS Operations Managers

Natalie Madera

Operations Associate

Michael Ortiz

Custodian

Miguela Pineda

Receptionist

Francisco Mercedes

Security Guard

Nelson Rodriguez

Family Support Specialist

Samantha Schultz

Operations Manager

Dennis Pooler

College Counselor

Gary Henderson

College Counselor

Brittany McCrae

College Counselor

DPNY Board of Directors

Dr. Robert North

Chair, Harlem Hospital

Josh Pristaw

Vice Chair, GTIS Partners

Brian Berger

Vice Chair, Glocap Search

Doug Snyder

Vice Chair, Starboard Value, L.P.

Roger Berg

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Katie Duffy

Democracy Prep Public Schools

Linda Bell

Barnard College

Trevor Gibbons

Joele Franke, Wilkinson, Brimmer, Katcher

Sean Windsor

BDO

Jamal Epps

J.P. Morgan Chase

Ken Weiller

EVA Capital Management, LP

Alastair Wood

Citigroup

Brittany Mullings

Compass

Steven Gordon

Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Gregory Weston

Winston & Strawn LLP

The Democracy Prep New York Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings and executive committee during the 2017-18 school year on the following dates:

 Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 8 a.m. (125 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017)
 September 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m., 1767 Park Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10035
 October 10, 2017, 8:00 a.m., location TBD
 November 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m., 207 West 133 St., New York, NY 10030
 January 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m., 240 East 123rd St., New York, NY 10035

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

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