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 through the 2018-2019 year.

PRINCIPAL
Lourdes Flores

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Cassius Gil

GRADES SERVED
9 – 12

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
348 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Lourdes Flores

Principal

Cassius Gil

Assistant Principal

Andre Cook

Culture Manager

Starr Levy

Algebra I

Melissa Clarke

Geometry

Nancy Martinez

Algebra II

Sharifa Powell

PreCalc/AP Calc

Samantha Abel

Writing I

Marina Palenyy

Writing II

Jude Hollins

Writing IV

Jogene Castillo

Literature I

Dexter White

Literature II

Brian Alessandro

American Literature

Rabi Hartley

Senior Literature

Eun Jung Kim

Korean

Ellen Choi

Korean II

Jimin Lim

Korean III

Donna Paolucci

Spanish/ELL Teacher

James Oehler

Biology

Luba Ostashevsky

Chemistry

Michael May

Physics

Eileen Morano

Physiology/AP Biology

Kevin Aaron

Global History I

Matthew Bohack

Global History II

Cristal Reyes

US History

Marielle Colucci

Government & Economics

Liseidy Bueno

Visual Arts

Dominic Aliffi

Band

David Zhan

Physical Education

Cecly Placenti

Dance

Isolene Roberts

ACT Coordinator

Kristan Justice

ACT

Joaquin Colon

ACT

Samontha Joseph

Guidance Counselor

Michelle Espinal

Social Worker

Priscilla Blas

DREAM Coach

Christopher Rones

DREAM Coach

Shela Kochar

HS Operations Manager

Aleshia Kellman

Registrar

Meredith Brown

Librarian

Miguela Pineda

Receptionist

Anthony Diaz

Operations & Technology Associate

Christopher Crespo

Facilities Associate

Michael Ortiz

Facilities Associate

Jocelyn Alvarez

Cafeteria Manager

Amanda Greer

Ops & Data Associate

Francisco Mercedes

Security Guard

Nelson Rodriguez

Family Support Specialist

Dennis Pooler

College Counselor

Gary Henderson

College Counselor

Brittany McCrae

College Counselor

Samantha Schultz

Charter Systems Manager

DPNY Board of Directors

  Click to download BPCS 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.