Our Story

Currently educating scholars in grades 9 – 12, 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.

Emmanuel George

Joyanet Mangual

Alrica Boler

9 – 12

319 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Staff Contact List

Emmanuel George


Joyanet Mangual

Assistant Principal

Alrica Boler

Assistant Principal

Gwyn Lange

Operations Manager

Aissatou Barry

Administration Manager

Marlee Roman

Operations Coordinator

Morgan Miller


Ernest Ross


Shavalsia Sabb


Destony Stewart

Social Worker

Kerry-Ann Matthews

Social Worker

Matthew Latessa

College Counselor

Lizbeth Diaz Durango

College Counselor

David Rieger

ACT Teacher

TheCarey Lee

Writing I Teacher

Anna McClintock

Global History I Teacher

Lillian Valverde

Living Environment Teacher

Harvey Sniffen

Geometry Teacher

Amanda Henry

AP Chemistry/Chemistry Teacher

Johnny Ng

Writing II Teacher

Jendayi Peters

ACT Teacher

Drew Sampson

Global II History Teacher

Miyoung Seol

Korean II Teacher

Jonathan Friedel

Literature II Teacher

Diana Annello

US History Teacher

Michael Everett-Lane

Algebra II Teacher

Kostas Fekkas

Physics Teacher

Jennifer Jackson

PreCalculus & AP Calculus Teacher

Bryce Luttenegger

Change the World Teacher

Vanisha Pierce

Theater Teacher

Gabriel Charles

Music Teacher

Eric Greiner

PE Teacher

Stefan Tunaru

ELA I Teacher

Samantha Abel

Senior Literature and AP Literature Teacher

Kimberly James

American Literature Teacher

Hyun Ju Ahn Tsoutsouras

Korean I Teacher

Samuel Marlowe

Algebra I Teacher

Balbino Pearson

ACT Teacher

Gilsang Jo

Korean III Teacher

DPEHS 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

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

For information about the DPNY Board of Directors, including upcoming meeting dates, click here.