Democracy Prep Endurance Elementary

We are excited to offer in-person instruction 5 days per week for the coming school year! We have strong COVID protocols in place to ensure a safe and healthy opening of school. Examples of some of the safety precautions we are taking are:

  • Social distancing
  • Mask wearing
  • Sneeze guards
  • Daily health screenings at home and school
  • COVID testing

K – 1

 # Scholars

Katherine Perez

Founding Principal

Briana Jones

Principal in Residence

Oneiris Feliz

Operations Manager

Adriana Puello

Administrative Manager

Dutchess Adomakoh

Kindergarten Teacher

Seba Naber Tawil

Kindergarten Teacher

Tejal Oyelami

Kindergarten Teacher

NaDaysha Ceesay

Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica McMahon

Kindergarten Teacher

Helena Sanders

Kindergarten Teacher

Damelsa Hatmil

Kindergarten Teacher

Gemise Jones

Kindergarten Teacher

Christina Santiago

First Grade Teacher

Windy Doreus

First Grade Teacher

Reina Vasquez

First Grade Teacher

Clare Zaytoun

First Grade Teacher

Terriee Pope

First Grade Teacher

Ryan Cabrera

First Grade Teacher

Nathalie Jimenez

First Grade Teacher

Jordan Farr

Dance Teacher

Elizabeth Nieves-Garcia

Physical Education Teacher

Marlene Rivera

Social Worker

Jezell Chisolm


Yaritza Garces


Brian Turcios

Operation Coordinator

Demeterius Selby

Senior Facilities Associate

Maria Silvestre de Serrano

Operations/Bus Matron

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

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