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

347 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Josef Robinson


Sarah France

Assistant Principal

Javon Ralling

Dean of Culture

Carolyn Richards

Reading Coach

Kamil Klimowicz

Operations Manager

Monica Britt

Administrative Manager

Jennifer Dilone

Operations Coordinator

Winston Shaw


Michael Rosa

Social Worker

Diniqua Bell


Daniel Wright

6th Grade Math & Grade Level Leader

Danielle Baker

6th Grade Reading

Natalee Rivera

6th Grade ACT

Ashley McLennan

6th Grade Science

Samantha Sterling

6th Grade Reading

Morgan Stephenson

7th Grade Reading & Grade Level Leader

Joshua Joyce

7th Grade History

Lewis Jones

7th Grade Science & ACT Coordinator

Chenice Scott

7th Grade Reading

Jason Helsdon

7th Grade Math

Tashia Angus

7th Grade Math

Anthony-Michael Harris

7th Grade ACT

Marquist Ware

8th Grade Reading

Alexandra Cabral

8th Grade Science

Chantel Richardson

8th Grade History

Cameron Drake

8th Grade ACT

Eric Curtis

8th Grade ACT

Melissa Crespo

8th Grade Reading

Mikkita Stevens-Alston

8th Grade Math

Daneka Clinkscales

8th Grade Math

Raven-Symone King

Physical Education

Christopher Smalley


Prateek Thakur


Darryl Frazier

Building Manager

Walter Flowers

Facilities Associate

Roberto Gonzalez


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


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.