High School Staff


Esosa Ogbahon


Nicki Lowell

Assistant Principal


Oladipupo Mayungbo

9th Grade Algebra

Bishon Williams

10th Grade Geometry


Emma Bond

9th Grade English Language Arts

Elena Canaras-Raoul

10th Grade English Language Arts

Social Studies

Confianza Joseph

9th Grade History

Cheick Nombre

10th Grade Government and Economics


Deborah McLaughlin

Living Environment

Jarred Heer

Earth Science

College and Career Readiness

Lakeisha Armstrong

Director of College and Career Readiness

Nashalie Ledesma

College and Career Readiness Coordinator

Student Support Services

Jazzmine Randolph

Integrated Co-Teaching

Papa Tall

Integrated Co-Teaching

Helemarie Hidalgo

Social Worker

Humberto Castello



Shak Shar

Head of Fitness

Teaching Artists

Leonardo Catricala

Teaching Artist

Marty Ross

Teaching Artist

Stephanie Alexis

Teaching Artist

Operations & Data

Dominique Artamin

Director of Operations

Anthony Bhimsain

Senior Data Associate, All Schools

Leslie Lopez

School Aide

Founders Joe and Carol Reich

The principles we were building our school on, presented something potentially huge in education reform. These principles-parental choice, freedom to operate in a manner consistent with the needs of specific children, parent involvement, longer school days and a longer school year, merit compensation for teachers-could be a game changer for children of poverty. It was the growing sense of this possibility that re-energized us and gave us the strength to push on, for as long as necessary.

We both shared a common and basic belief: families of means can afford to send their children to private schools or relocate to an affluent neighborhood where public schools have greater resources. The poor cannot. We recoiled against this injustice. We made it our own struggle.