Leadership - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Organizational Leadership

Daniel Rubenstein

Chief Executive Officer


Dan Rubenstein is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

Since opening in 2009, Brooklyn Prospect has been dedicated to excellent teaching, the International Baccalaureate Program, and succeeding with a student body who sit side by side in classrooms with students from radically different backgrounds.

In addition to his work at Brooklyn Prospect, Dan has been instrumental in forming the Diverse Charter Schools Coalition, a coalition of over 30 charter organizations and advisors dedicated to creating successful integrated public choice schools.

An educator since 1992, Dan served in various teaching and administrative roles at Collegiate School, NY, SEED Public Charter School, DC, Sidwell Friends School, DC, and School Year Abroad, Beijing. In 2002, Dan received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching for his work at SEED. His work in charter schools has been documented in USA Today, Education Next, ABC’s Nightline and PBS’ Life 360. He holds masters degrees from Columbia University’s Teachers College and St. John’s College and a BA in mathematics from Hamilton College.

Hamilton College, B.A.
St. John’s College, M.Ed.
Columbia University, Teachers College, Ph.D.

Penelope Marzulli

Deputy Chief Executive Officer


Penny Marzulli, the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Brooklyn Prospect, is a member of both the school planning and founding teams.

A veteran of both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, she brings a wealth of communications, development, and program administration experience to Brooklyn Prospect. Following a career in law firm recruitment, Penny and her husband moved to London for six years where they enrolled their children in the British education system. Engaged by the increasingly international community, Penny gained an appreciation for a global viewpoint. On her return to New York City, she chaired a number of fundraising initiatives and managed a summer program for youth, aged 5-16 years. Penny additionally trained as a crisis counselor and has worked for several local hospitals. She earned her Collegiate Professional Certification in secondary education her B.A. degree from the University of Richmond where she played varsity lacrosse.

University of Richmond, B.A.

Jonathan McIntosh

Chief Academic Officer


Jonathan serves as Chief Academic Officer for Brooklyn Prospect.

Prior to joining BPCS, Jonathan was the Founding Middle School Director of Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School, a STEAM school emphasizing personalized learning in downtown Brooklyn and winner of the XQ Super Schools grant. He spent several years working with KIPP NYC in various capacities, including School Instructional Leader, Director of Student Support Services, Special Education Coordinator and Learning Specialist. Prior to his work with KIPP, Jonathan served as a School Ambassador Fellow at the Department of Education’s Office of Communication and Outreach for Secretary Arne Duncan. Before coming to New York as a Teach for America Corps member, he worked in both rural and urban Missouri, leading middle and high school programs in theater and debate. Jonathan spent his formative years in Southeast Asia, which profoundly shaped his desire to enter the education field and create spaces for agency and democratic deliberation for all.

Jonathan received a B.A. from Drury University in Missouri with a triple major in speech communication, theater, and public relations. He went on to complete a MA in Integrated Strategic Communication also at Drury. After moving to New York City, he earned an MS in Special Education at Bank Street College of Education, and his Ed.M. at Columbia University’s Teacher College in Organizational Leadership. Currently, he is a doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, studying Urban Education Policy and Leadership.

When he’s not working, spending time with family, or studying, Jonathan enjoys trying bizarre foods and playing the guitar.

Drury University, B.A. & M.A.
Bank Street College of Education, M.S.
Columbia University, Ed.M
Johns Hopkins University, Ed.D candidate

Hillary Prince

Chief Financial Officer


Hillary Prince is a founding member of the Brooklyn Prospect team and serves as Chief Financial Officer.

Originally from Connecticut’s Farmington Valley area, she worked in event planning and operations at the Hartford Civic Center before embarking on a career path in K-12 education. While in graduate school, she completed a yearlong internship at a globally focused IB magnet school in Hartford before moving to Brooklyn in 2006. Hoping to combine her aptitude for operations with her interest in education, she went on to spend the next three years as Director of Operations with The Princeton Review, where she was responsible primarily for the implementation, oversight and expansion of federally funded afterschool tutoring programs on a national scale.

Hillary earned a B.A. in English-Literature from Skidmore College, and an M.S. in Language Arts Education from the University of New Haven. She lives with her husband and son in Newburgh, NY.

Skidmore College, B.A.
University of New Haven, M.S.

Network Office Team

Adele McConnell

Associate Director of Communications

Tulane University, B.A.

Angela Chastain

Community Outreach Manager

Taylor University, B.S.; Purdue University, M.S.

Ashley Platt

Director of Network Operations

Rutgers University, B.A., Montclair State University, M.A.T.

Dahiana De La Cruz

Student Recruitment Coordinator

John Jay College, B.S.

Dana Mulwanda

Principal in Residence

Boston College, B.A., Hunter College, M.S.Ed.

Desiree Quinn

Accounts Payable Specialist

Kingsborough Community College, A.A.S, Brooklyn College, B.A.

Elaine Espiritu

School Support Coordinator

New York University, B.S.

Eldin Scotland

Technology Support Coordinator

A.S., ASA Institute of Business and Computer Technology

Elizabeth Johnson

Head of Network Youth Development & School Culture

Wheaton College, B.A., Portland State University, M.Ed.

Hy Lam

HR & Talent Partner

San Jose State University, B.S.

Jennifer Perkins

Chief of Staff

Georgetown University, B.S.; Duke University, M.P.P.

Joanna Lopez

Head of Network Math Curriculum Instruction

Indiana University, B.M.; City University of NY, M.Ed.

Jocelyn Rodriguez

Founding Director of School Operations

SUNY Binghamton, B.A.; CUNY Lehman College M.S.Ed

Jordan Huller

Director of HR & Talent

University of California, Davis, B.A., Wilmington University, Ed.M.

Kylesha Kea

Accounting Coordinator

CUNY Baruch College, B.A.; CUNY Brooklyn College, B.S.

Laura Robitzek

Associate Director of Data Management & Analysis

Smith College, B.A., New York University, M.P.A.

Lisa Rho

HR & Talent Partner

University of Washington, B.A.

Liza Eyster

Head of Network Student Support Services

Wesleyan University, B.A., Saint Joseph's University, M.Ed.

Mary LaGuerre

Executive Assistant

CUNY LaGuardia Community College, A.A.S.

Matthew Fischesser

Director of Capital Projects

University of Louisvile, B.S., Boston Architechtural Center, B.A.

Maya Flores

Associate Director of Student Recruitment

University of Texas: Austin, B.A.

Morgan Chan

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Chabot College, A.A., CUNY School of Professional Studies, B.S.

Myong Kim

Accounts Receivable Specialist

Binghamton University, B.A.

Phuong Le

Data Management & Analysis Specialist

Connecticut College, B.A; Case Western University, M.A.

Robin Perenchio

Network ELL Coordinator

Brown University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.; Long Island University, MSed

Sarah Goodis-Orenstein

Head of Network Literacy Instruction

New York University, B.A., Hunter College, M.S.

Scott Horowitz

Director of After School Programming

Long Island University, B.A.

Shai Lamdan

Director of Development

Hebrew University, B.A.

Shamika Goddard

IT Support Specialist

Stanford University, B.A.; Union Theological Seminary, MDiv

Tamur Cajoux

Director of Accounting

Lehman College of the City, B.S., Rutgers University, M.A.

Vasco Browne

Director of IT Operations

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