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.

Rebecca Agostino

Joshua Rivera
Michelle Hilt

9 – 12 

255 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Rebecca Agostino


Joshua Rivera

Assistant Principal

Michelle Hilt

Assistant Principal

Timonthy Kinkopf

Writing I Teacher & 9th Grade Chair

Jamie Wheatcroft

Literature I Teacher

James Giblin

Literature II Teacher

Ashley Glover

Literature III/IV Teacher & 11th Grade Chair

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

Jessica Robinson


Michael Oplinger


Dontae Booth


Regina Buteau

School Nurse

Stephanie Savoia

Social Worker

Jeannine Custis

College Counselor

Michelle Kochan

ACT Teacher

Matthew Walther

ACT Teacher

Sarah Clark

ACT Teacher

Gukhee Song

ELL Teacher

Jacquelyn Stypulkowski

ELL Teacher

Grace Connors

Operations Manager

Sharece Matthews

Operations Associate

Beatriz Foster

Operations Associate

Alynda Boonyachai

Algebra I Teacher

Alaina Costa

College Counselor

Brian D'Ulisse

English Language Arts II Teacher

Kystyna Martin

College Counselor

Allen Tam

Precalculus, Geometry and Algebra Teacher

Steven Wesley

Security Officer

Sade White

Dream Coach

Jazlyne Wooden

Visual Arts Teacher

Pasma Ayad

Math Teacher

Sara Dalton

Art Teacher

Kyerra Mayoral-Arevalos

David Broach

Gym Coach

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