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. In 2017, Freedom Prep will serve scholars in grades K – 12.

Ron Brady

Latoya Pearson

Ted Beatty

K – 5

350 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Ron Brady

Executive Director

Latoya Pearson


Ted Beatty

Assistant Principal

Chanelle Baylor

Family Impact and Ops Manager

Marguerite Falls

Ops Tech Associate

Jisenia Castro


Tracey Cooke

Scholar Support Specialist

Ariyon Fountaine

Social Worker K-2

Terah Johnson

Social Worker 3-5

Channell Kirkland

DREAM Coach K-2

Thomas Lugo

DREAM Coach 3-5

June Flanagan


Kathleen Klecko

Kindergarten Teacher/Kindergarten Team Leader

Danielle Kehoe

Kindergarten Teacher

Courtney Koos

Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica Human

Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Holroyd

First Grade Teacher/First Grade Team Leader

Amirah Williams

First Grade Teacher

Amanda Cummings

First Grade Teacher

Vallé Rae Mundell

First Grade Teacher

Ann McGlauflin

Second Grade Teacher/Second Grade Team Leader

Chazz Hinson

Second Grade Teacher

Caitlin Rafter

Second Grade Teacher

Shatera Brock

Second Grade Teacher

Daniel Hnosko

Third Grade Teacher/Third Grade Team Leader

Jessica Gerstein

Third Grade Teacher

Lauren Burgess

Third Grade Teacher

Casey Yarema

Third Grade Teacher

Jennifer Talarico

Fourth Grade Teacher/Fourth Grade Team Leader

Kristin Bender

Fourth Grade Teacher

Carrie Daniels

Fourth Grade Teacher

Emily Cilvik

Fourth Grade Teacher/ ACT Coordinator

Tom Duch

Fifth Grade Teacher/Fifth Grade Team Leader/FPCS Athletic Director

Ernest Grice

Fifth Grade Teacher

Jerry Hudak

Fifth Grade Teacher

Emily Gillis

Fifth Grade Teacher

Alyssa Sergas

Lower Academy Self-Contained Teacher

Rafael Montanez

Lower Academy Self-Contained Teacher

Brittany Creighton

Self-Contained ACT Teacher & ACT Coordinator

Tyrone Thompson

In Class Support - Self Contained

Andrea Yeash

ELL Teacher

Kaitlin Rodrigues

ELL Teacher

Carlie Fitzgerald

Art Teacher/Co-Curricular Team Leader

Bryan Kostick

PE Teacher K-2

Bryan McIntoch

PE Teacher 3-5

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