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 middle school in Camden, New Jersey. The new name, Freedom Prep Charter School, reflects an adoption of Democracy Prep’s mission, DREAM values, and successful instructional practices, as well our tireless work to deliver the highest quality, college preparatory education to Camden’s scholars. In 2014-15, Freedom Prep Middle School moved into a space vacated by the recently closed D.U.E. Season Charter School, expanded to grades 1 – 9 and absorbed many of the scholars displaced by the closure. 

Latoya Pearson


K – 5

363 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Constance Horton

Executive Director

Latoya Pearson


Brittany Creighton

Leader U Fellow

Emily Cilvik

Leader U Fellow

Ashley Petty

Ops Manager

Marguerite Falls

Ops Tech Associate

Jisenia Castro

Ops Associate

Andrea Mancini

Social Worker K-2

Terah Johnson

Social Worker 3-5

Tyrone Thompson


Thomas Lugo


June Flanagan

School Nurse

Danielle Kehoe

Kindergarten Teacher/Kinder Grade Level Chair

Kimberley Ross

Kindergarten Teacher

Alison Pompe

Kindergarten Teacher

Kristin Bender

First Grade Teacher/First Grade Level Chair

Christina Magdin

First Grade Teacher

Vallé Rae Mundell

First Grade Teacher

Brielle Ferlauto

First Grade Teacher

Caitlin Rafter

Second Grade Teacher

Kate Burke

Second Grade Teacher

Courtney Koos

Second Grade Teacher

Victoria Couture

Second Grade Teacher

Daniel Hnosko

Third Grade Teacher/Third Grade Level Chair

Chazz Hinson

Third Grade Teacher

Christine Schneider

Third Grade Teacher

Jeff Haas

Fourth Grade Teacher/Fourth Grade Level Chair

Jerry Hudak

Fourth Grade Teacher

Caroline McAnally

Fourth Grade Teacher

Tom Duch

Fifth Grade Teacher/FPCS Athletic Director/ Fifth Grade Level Chair

Emily Gillis

Fifth Grade Teacher

Alyssa Sergas

UA Self-Contained Teacher/ 2nd Grade Grade Level Chair/ ACT Coordinator

Victoria Winkler

UA Self-Contained Teacher

Amanda Cummings

LA Self-Contained/Self-Contained Grade Level Chair/ACT Coordinator

Jai Collins


Jared Meredith


Brittney Twyman


Bryan Kostick

PE Teacher

Amirah Williams

ELA Teacher

Edwin Porrata

ELL 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

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