Scholars and staff at Democracy Prep live by our DREAM values: Discipline, Respect, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Maturity.

School Staff

The Network Staff

The Democracy Prep Public Schools network team, stationed on the fourth and fifth floor of a central office located at 1767 Park Avenue in Harlem, supports all of our schools. The network team regularly visits all Democracy Prep schools which emphasizes a college-going culture for our scholars and enables the network team to stay connected.

Office of the Chief Executive Officer

Natasha Trivers

Chief Executive Officer

Anita Ntem

Manager of Executive Operations

Linda Jones Easton

Chief of Staff

Rebecca LeBlond

Director, Global Citizens

Rashid Duroseau

Civics Program Director


Georgina Crawley

General Counsel

Ayoola Stewart

Assistant General Counsel

Office of the Superintendent

Steve Popper

Chief of Schools & Superintendent

Sharese Maine

Director of Scholar Support

Duncan Scherer

Assistant Superintendent and Managing Director of NY

Tanya Nunez

Assistant Superintendent

Brian Duran

Arts Education Director

Dennis Wolfe

Athletic Director

Emmanuel George

Senior Director of School Solutions

Ryan Silver

Assistant Superintendent

Luis Cardenas

Speech and Debate Master Coach

Sarah Rosenberg

Speech and Debate Master Coach

Academics Team

Margaret Marrer

Senior Director K-12 Curriculum & Assessment

Mia Backon

Director of K-5 Academics

Blake Unger Dvorchik

Director of 6-12 Academics

Samantha Katzman

Director of Learning Acceleration

Alexandra Arricale

Curriculum and Instruction Specialists

Katherine Williamson

Director of Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Julia Kang

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Tanita Ellis

ES Learning Acceleration Senior Manager

Hannah Rebhorn

Special Education Curriculum Manager

Jason Rios

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Domenica Vilhotti

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Kim Sekel

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Shauntai Quinlon

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Yauntilaa Lancaster

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Erica Silas

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Paige Spangler

HS STEM Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Kimberlyann Joseph

MS Learning Acceleration Senior Manager

Special Education

Ellie Grose

Senior Director of Special Education and English Language Services

Beatrix Jackson

Assistant Director of Special Education

Danielle Alicastro

ACT Manager

Kelsey Amick

ACT Manager

Heather Bezdecheck

ACT Manager

Sarah Gonsalves

ACT Manager

Dacia Sigler-Mayfield

ACT Manager

VY Tran

ACT Manager

Sara Ruiz

ACT Manager

Office of the COO

Danielle Tschirhart

Chief Operating Officer

Xochilth Cosme

Director of Data Supports

Christina Pagan

Director of Data Strategy and Insights

Jose Lozada

Data Developer

Chrisann Campbell

Data Support Associate

Rashad Weathers

Data Support Associate

Byeong Hyeon

Data Support Analyst

Jonathan Salcedo

Director of Network Technology

Tony Boler

Manager of Technology Support

Larry Hok

Senior Manager of Technology

Alexa Feldman

Director of Compliance & Accountability

Claire Chaney

Senior Director of Data Support and Accountability

Amanda Torres

Director of Operations

Cathya Solano

Director of Operations

Jordan Stenzel

Network Director of Operations, Systems & Development

Ken Mason

Senior Director of Network Facilities

Nina Minogue

Director of Operations

Michelle Gieg

Vice President of Operations

Patria Rodriguez

Network Shared Services Manager

Marlene Aponte

Director of Operations

Christy Brown

Director of Operations

Human Resources Team

Alexa Gonzalez

Senior Director of Human Resources

Tess Vukosavljevic

HRIS Specialist

Rachel Cardinal

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Jade Morton-Whidbee

Human Resources Coordinator

Nathalie Delva

Human Resources Associate

Recruitment Team

Kristen Haurin

Director of Recruitment

Kathryn Fleckenstein

Senior Recruiter

Saesha Hall

Recruitment Associate

Hadiza Kassim

Recruitment Associate

Walter Bounds

Recruitment Phone Screener

Bryce Fleming

Recruitment Outreach Associate

Talent Development Team

Evan Burns

Assistant Director of Talent Development

Chabelly Jiminian

Manager of People Team Operations

College Success Team

Ralph Johnson

Vice President of College Access & Success

John Lindquist

Regional Director of College Success & System’s Management

Eunjee Choi

Assistant Director of College Counseling

Lucy Kane

Assistant Director of Alumni Programs

External Affairs and Enrollment Team

Princess Lyles

Vice President of External Affairs

Amara Nogee

Senior Manager Visual Arts & Graphic Design

Greg Callan

Digital Media Specialist

Anthony Hull


Milowa Rodriguez

Graphic Designer

Charlotte Hockens

Senior Manager of External Affairs

Adriana Dias

External Affairs Associate

Stefan Mason

Enrollment Support Specialist

Nelson Olivero Rodriguez

Canvass Team Lead

RK Wolf

Director of Development

Finance Team

Valerie Martinez

Chief Financial Officer

Richard Coore

Senior Finance Manager

Jackie White


Muhammed Kajakeh

Finance Associate

Jazmin Abreu

Special Projects, Manager

Willard Jones

Senior Accountant

Sherri Carrington

Finance Associate

Cierra Koch-Azeke

Finance Associate