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Currently educating scholars in Grade 9 – 10, Democracy Prep Endurance High School seeks to build on the success of the Democracy Prep Public Schools model and ensure even more young men and women in Harlem are on the path to success in college and citizenship.
In order to master a rigorous college-prep curriculum and fulfill their potential as actively engaged citizens, DPE scholars will draw inspiration from the heroic exploits of Ernest Shackleton, the legendary nautical explorer who led his crew of 28 men to safety after his ship, the Endurance, sank off the Antarctic coast in 1915. By internalizing Democracy Prep’s core DREAM values and the characteristics exhibited by Lord Shackleton, scholars will develop the fortitude and character to thrive in DPE’s no excuses school setting and culture. Democracy Prep Endurance builds scholars who are actively engaged in their learning and recognize the joy that comes with mastering new content.

PRINCIPAL
Pia Dandiya

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Nina Minogue

GRADES SERVED
9 – 11

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
222 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Staff Contact List

Margaret Marrer

DPECS Executive Director/ Assistant Regional Superintendent DPPS

Pia Dandiya

Campus Director

Nina Goldsmith

Assistant Campus Director of Operations

Emily Ferrara

10th Grade Geometry

Dallas Moody

Algebra I and II Teacher

Miriam Bachman

10th Grade Writing Teacher

Allison Wahrman

10th Grade Literature Teacher

Arjun Motta

9th Grade Associate Teacher

Justin Smith

9th Grade Literature Teacher

Julius Adena

Writing I Teacher

Amanda Henry

10th Grade Chemistry Teacher

Kathleen Lavelle

High School Science Teacher

Bryce Luttenegger

9th Grade Global I History Teacher

Chris Rhodenbaugh

10th Grade Global II History Teacher

John Kim

High School Korean Teacher

Ryan Han

Korean II Teacher

Michael Martinez

Physical Education Teacher

Dina Lewis

Theater Teacher

Cyre Guadalupe

High School Social Worker

Joyanet Prado

High School ACT Teacher

Kelly Costigan

High School Registrar

Michelle Quimi

Operations & Technology Associate

Keenan King

High School Dream Coach

Marlee Roman

Receptionist

DPEHS Board of Directors

Khary Barnes

Chair, American Express

Katie Duffy

Democracy Prep Public Schools

Craig Canton

Credit Suisse

Christina Grant

School District of Philadelphia

Rashida La Lande

Gibson Dunn

Sonya Crosswell

Guardian Life

Donald Porter

Dalton, Greiner, Hartman, Maher & CO

Ross Fromer

Columbia University

The Democracy Prep Endurance Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings and executive committee during the 2017-18 school year on the following dates and all meetings will be called to order at 6:30 p.m.:

 Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 240 E 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 240 E 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 250 West 127th Street, New York, NY 10027
 Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035
 Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 240 East 123rd Street, New York, NY 10035

  Click to download DPE Board Meeting Minutes – 2016-17
  Download Annual Report 16-17 

To contact the DPEHS Board, please email Boardoftrustees@DemocracyPrep.org