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.

Ron Brady

Rebecca Agostino

Joshua Rivera

9 – 12 

255 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Ron Brady

Regional Director

Rebecca Agostino


Joshua Rivera

Assistant Principal

Jessica Mallepalle

Algebra I Teacher

Rob Patterson

Algebra II Teacher

Timonthy Kinkopf

Writing I Teacher & 9th Grade Chair

Rachel Hansen

Writing II Teacher

Jamie Wheatcroft

Literature I Teacher

James Giblin

Literature II Teacher

Ashley Glover

Literature III/IV Teacher & 11th Grade Chair

James Checkowski

Biology Teacher

Samuel Kim

Chemistry Teacher

Rachel McManis

Physics Teacher

Ashlee Schnitzer

Global History I Teacher

Matthew Wecht

Global History II Teacher

Heajin Yu

Korean Teacher

Laura An

Korean Teacher

Nick Lykon

Physical Education Teacher

Kevin Jones

Physical Education Teacher

Michelle Hilt

Scholar Culture Manager

Jessica Robinson


Regina Buteau

School Nurse

Joanne Dweh

School Nurse

Stephanie Savoia

Social Worker

Shannon Miranda

College Counselor & 12th Grade Chair

Jeannine Custis

College Counselor

Michelle Kochan

ACT Teacher

Matthew Walther

ACT Teacher

Sarah Clark

ACT Teacher

Joshua Fitzgerald

ACT Teacher

Gukhee Song

ELL Teacher

Jacquelyn Stypulkowski

ELL Teacher

Jessica Tait

Operations Manager

Joey Bosque

Receptionist & Family Impact Coordinator

Sharece Matthews

Operations Associate

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.

Amanda Vega

New Jersey Charter Schools Association

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, July 27, 2017

 Thursday, August 31, 2017 Canceled

 Tuesday, September 5, 2017

 Monday, October 2, 2017

 Thursday, October 26, 2017

 Thursday, November 30, 2017

 Thursday, December 21, 2017

 Thursday, January 25, 2018

 Thursday, February 22, 2018

 Thursday, March 29, 2018

 Thursday, April 26, 2018

 Thursday, May 31, 2018

 Thursday, June 28, 2018

  Freedom Prep Charter School Annual Report

To contact the Freedom Prep Charter School Board, please email boardoftrustees@democracyprep.org