People

School Team

Leadership Team

Ms. Andrea Dozier, School Leader

  • Assistant Principal, Harlem Success Academy, New York, NY
  • Bank Street College of Education, M.S. and SUNY Binghamton University, B.S.
  • Prior teaching and school leadership experience:
    • Democracy Prep Public Schools, New York, NY
    • KIPP Houston Middle School
    • New York City Public Schools

 

Ms. Tiffany McAfee, Assistant Principal

 

Ms. Renee Johnson, Associate Dean of Students

 

Mr. Bart Lockwood, Associate Dean of Students

 

Math Team

Brenda Douyon

  • 2 years teaching experience, KIPP Atlanta
  • 2 years teaching experience, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Boston University, B.S.

Ben Conant, Math Teacher

  • Founding teacher on Merit Prep team
  • Vassar College, B.A.

Alison Peters

  • First year teacher, Teach For America
  • College of Wooster, B.A.

English Language Arts Team

Tiffany McAfee, English Language Arts Master Teacher

  • 10 years teaching experience in Illinois
  • Founding teacher on Merit Prep team
  • Bradley University, M.A. and Eureka College, B.S.

Saraya Burks

  • 4 years teaching experience, KIPP Philadelphia
  • 2 years teaching experience, Adelaide Sanford Charter School, Newark, NJ
  • Metropolitan College of New York, M.P.A. and Ramapo College of NJ, B.A.

Jonathan Wigfall, English Language Arts Teacher

  • Founding Teacher on Merit Prep Team
  • Morehouse College, B.A.

Julia Fluck

  • Currently studying to receive her Masters as a Reading Specialist
  • Albright College, B.A.

Science Team

Stefani Berrios, Science Teacher

  • Founding teacher on Merit Prep team
  • Villanova University, B.S.

Antoinette Gayle

  • First year teacher, Teach For America
  • Cornell University, B.S.

Special Education

Roslyn Washington

  • 6 years special education teaching experience
  • Founding teacher on Merit Prep team
  • College of Notre Dame, M.A. and City College of New York, B.S.

Operations Team

Felix Padia

Bernadette Stokem

Virgie Watford

Juanita Whitaker

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Cosack, Chairperson

Aubrey Haines, Secretary

Richard Gordon, Treasurer

Cheryl Arnedt, Member

Kristen Sigler, Member