Our Story

Democracy Prep Harlem Middle School educates scholars in Grades 6 through 8. DPH is modeled on Democracy Prep’s flagship school, Democracy Prep Charter Middle School, the number one public middle school and number one charter school in all of New York City on the 2010 Chancellor’s Progress Report. Graduating eighth graders will now go on to attend our newly opened Democracy Prep Harlem High School, where they will continue on their path to success in college and citizenship.

Josef Robinson

Sarah France

6 – 8

346 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Josef Robinson


Sarah France

Assistant Principal

Carolyn Richards

Instructional Coach

Morgan Stephenson

Leader U Resident

Kamil Klimowicz

Operations Manager

Monica Britt

Administrative Manager

Jennifer Dilone

Operations Coordinator

Winston Shaw


Ariel Zaksenberg

Social Worker

Benia Thomas

Social Worker

Arla McFarland

Scholar Support Specialist

Danielle Baker

6th Grade Reading & Grade Level Leader

Daniel Wright

6th Grade Math & Instructional Coach

Lewis Jones

6th Grade Math

Samantha Sterling

6th Grade Reading

Maximillian Macias

6th Grade Science

Natalee Rivera

6th Grade ACT & ACT Coordinator

Ashley McLennan

6th Grade ACT

Diana Wells

6th Grade History

Sheba Jackson

6th Grade ELA Teaching Resident

Chenice Scott

7th Grade Reading & Grade Level Leader

Shakinah Sampson

7th Grade Reading

Jason Helsdon

7th Grade Math

Tashia Angus

7th Grade Math

Joshua Joyce

7th Grade History

Connor Gilligan

7th Grade Science

Anthony-Michael Harris

7th Grade ACT

Mila Knezevic

7th Grade ACT

Daneka Clinkscales

8th Grade Math & Grade Level Leader

Chantel Richardson

8th Grade History

Alexandra Cabral

8th Grade Science

Mikkita Stevens-Alston

8th Grade Math

Paul Cassaro

8th Grade Reading

Raven-Symone King

Physical Education

Christopher Smalley


Ashley Doughtery


Darryl Frazier

Building Manager

Walter Flowers

Facilities Associate

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

Sean Windsor


Ken Weiller

Westfield Investment LLC

Alastair Wood


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.