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

Brianna Quaranto

Leader U Resident

Chantel Richardson

Leader U Fellow

Monica Britt

Operations Manager

Pamella Peguero

Administrative Manager

Isetou Jawara

Operations Coordinator

Nina Richner


Ariel Zaksenberg

Social Worker

Samelle Tyson

Social Worker and Civics Coordinator

Arla McFarland

Scholar Support Specialist

Isaiah Burdette

Scholar Support Specialist

Quintin Lassiter


Rachel Guaita


Danielle Baker

6th Grade ELA & Grade Level Leader

Raven-Symone King

Physical Education and 6th Grade Level Leader

Daniel Wright

6th Grade Math & Instructional Coach

Ashley McLennan

6th Grade Science

Iecha Bermudez

6th Grade ACT

Chalaya Cannonier

6th Grade Math

Marilyn McMillon

6th Grade ELA

Keefa Grant

6th Grade Teacher Resident

Joshua Joyce

7th Grade History and Grade Level Leader

Christopher Smalley

Theater and 7th Grade Level Leader

Tashia Angus

7th Grade Math

Anthony-Michael Harris

7th Grade ACT

Jessika Rugley

7th Grade ELA

Strawbry Jiles

7th Grade ELA

Doris Davis

7th Grade LST

Jasmine Cates

7th Grade Math

Alexandra Cabral

8th Grade Science and Grade Level Leader

Mikkita Stevens

8th Grade Math and Grade Level Leader

Sam Cassanos

8th Grade History

Daneka Clinkscales

8th Grade Math

Ross Howerton

8th Grade ELA

Ashley Bakker

8th Grade ELA

Greg-Anne Hayles

8th Grade ACT

Kimberly Elicker

8th Grade ACT

Justin Kinney


Darryl Frazier

Building Manager

Walter Flowers

Facilities Associate

William Pacheco

Security Manager

Ashley Nixon

Safety Officer

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.