Our Story

Currently educating scholars in Grade 9 – 11, 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
Joyanet Mangual

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
Nina Minogue

GRADES SERVED
9 – 11

CURRENT ENROLLMENT
243 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Staff Contact List

Pia Dandiya

Campus Director

Nina Minogue

Assistant Campus Director of Operations

Joyanet Mangual

Assistant Campus Director

Kelly Costigan

Operations Manager

Aissatou Barry

Operations & Technology Associate

Marlee Roman

Registrar

Amanda Ciprian

Family Impact Coordinator

Suzette Islam

Receptionist

Lillian Valverde

DREAM Coach

Shavalsia Sabb

DREAM Coach

Destony Stewart

Social Worker

Alexis Sheets

Social Worker

Jocelyn Johnson

College Counselor

Ari Meadows

College Counselor

Lauren Hefele

Algebra I Teacher

Martin Fisher

ACT Teacher

Sheri Jeantillorme

ACT Teacher

Hee Dong Lee

Korean I Teacher

TheCarey Lee

Writing I Teacher

Sydney Laseter

Literature I Teacher

Bryce Luttenegger

Global History I Teacher

Danielle Tennant

Living Environment Teacher

Samantha Diaz

ACT Teacher

Amanda Henry

AP Biology/Chemistry Teacher

Eva Knowles

Writing II Teacher

Ji Hoon Lim

Geometry Teacher

Jendayi Peters

ACT Teacher

Chris Rhodenbaugh

Global II History Teacher

Sara Suh

Korean II Teacher

Allison Wahrman

Literature II Teacher

Suneet Jain

Algebra II / AP Computer Science Teacher

Mike Kim

American Literature Teacher

Arjun Motta

Physics/ Environmental Science Teacher

Magellan Pfluke

AP US History & US History Teacher

Bo Mi Kim

Korean III Teacher

Jennifer Jackson

PreCalculus & Calculus Teacher

Ann Lubben

AP Literature / 12Th Grade Literature Teacher

Erin Moore

Change the World Teacher

Gabriel Charles

Music Teacher

Geoffrey Douglas

Theatre Teacher

Eric Greiner

PE Teacher

Ernest Ross

PE Teacher

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