Our Story

To satisfy insistent demand for an excellent middle school in East Harlem, Democracy Prep sought permission to expand the Harlem Prep turnaround charter to include Grades 6 through 8. With the SUNY Charter Schools Institute having approved this request, Harlem Prep Charter Middle School opened its doors in Fall 2012 to ensure that Harlem Prep’s scholars were able to continue progressing on the path to success in college and citizenship upon completion of Grade 5. Harlem Prep 2013-2014 school year will have Grades 6 and 7 eventually expanding to Grade 8 for the 2014-2015 school year. Drawing on deep reserves of grit, scholars will grapple daily with Harlem Prep’s rigorous college-prep curriculum and will continue to work hard so that they will go to college and change the world!

Andre Geddes

Andrew Clay

6 – 8

The DREAM Team

Staff Contact List

Andre Geddes


Andrew Clay

Assistant Principal

Anthony Alexandre

6th Grade Reading

Toy Giles

6th Grade ACT

Mohammed Yousef

6th Grade Reading

Thalene Bryan

6th Grade Writing

Rachel Fuhrman

6th Grade Math

Miriam Lopez- Perez

6th Grade History Teacher

Hilary Brown

6th Grade Science

Anthony Cannonier


Emmalee Rainey

7th Grade & Grade Level Leader

Fernanda Saavedra

7th Grade Act

Darlene Okpo

7th Grade Reading

Paul Asjes

7th Grade Reading

Zakiyah Nicklette

7th Grade Writing

Kim DeBerry

7th Grade Math

Hakimah Albritton

7th Grade Math

Brittany Angelini

7th Grade History

Chris Price

Theater Teacher

Brendan O'Sullivan

Physical Education

Chantal Alison-Konteh

8th Grade Reading

Phil Seidle

8th Grade Reading

Jonathan Young

8th Grade ACT

Ashley Charleston

8th Grade Writing

Dalton Dupree

8th Grade Science

Harbir Mahal

8th Grade Math/Algebra

Richard Larkin

8th Grade Math

Eric Smiley

Scholar Support Specialist

Kyrie Sutton

Behavior Support Specialist

Erica Wolfe

Social Worker

Shayika Sutton

Social Worker

Karina Tavarez

Family Impact Coordinator

Crystal Lopez


Cristal Batista


David Gardner

Operations and Technology Associate

DPNY Board of Directors

  Click to download HPCS 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.