Our Story

In March 2012, the New Jersey Department of Education approved Democracy Prep to turn around Freedom Academy Charter School, a perennially low-performing school in Camden, New Jersey. In the spring of 2014 NJ DOE approved an expansion of Freedom Prep’s charter to include an elementary and a high school. It was imperative to Democracy Prep that we be able to provide a high school for our middle school graduates. The new high school will continue to provide high quality, college preparatory education to Camden’s scholars.

Joshua Rivera

Michelle Hilt

9 – 12 

280 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Constance Horton

Executive Director, Camden Region

Joshua Rivera


Michelle Hilt

Assistant Principal

Jamie Wheatcroft

Leader U Resident

Ashley Glover

Instructional Coach

Grace Connors

Operations Manager

Sharece Matthews

Operations Associate

Beatriz Foster

Operations Associate

Jessica Robinson

Scholar Support Specialist & Co-9th Grade Chair

Dontae Booth


Stephanie Savoia

Social Worker

Joselyn Urena

Social Worker

Steven Wesley

Security Officer

Jeannine Custis

College Counselor

Alaina Costa

College Counselor

Kystyna Martin

College Counselor

Timonthy Kinkopf

ELA Teacher

Brian D'Ulisse

ELA Teacher

Ryan Latini

ELA Teacher

Alynda Boonyachai

Math Department Chair

Allen Tam

Math Teacher & Co-Upper Academy Chair

Michael Oplinger

Math Teacher

Jaeyong Sung

Math Teacher

Ashlee Schnitzer

History Department Chair

Matthew Wecht

History Teacher & Co-10th Grade Chair

Rachel McManis

Science Teacher & Co-Upper Academy Chair

Samuel Kim

Science Teacher

Robert Spaeth

Science Teacher

Laura An

Korean Teacher

Jacquelyn Stypulkowski

ELL Department Chair

Gukhee Song

ELL Teacher & Co-10th Grade Chair

Sarah Clark

ACT Teacher

Matthew Walther

ACT Teacher

Erica Morin

ACT Teacher

Carmen Carrion

Bilingual Teacher

Jazlyne Wooden

Visual Arts Teacher

FPCS Board of Directors

Keisha Usher-Martin

President, Xerox

Sean McGrew

Treasurer, Catapult Learning

Carole Kraemer

Kraemer College Planning

Tighe Burns

Law Office of F. Tighe Burns, ESQ.

Tomas Varela

Rowan University

The Freedom Prep Charter School Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings and executive committee during the 2017-18 school year at 1000 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ at 6:30 pm on the following dates:

 Thursday,February 28, 2019

 Thursday, March 28, 2019

 Thursday, April 18, 2019

 Thursday, May 30, 2019

 Thursday, June 27, 2019