Organizational Leadership

Daniel Rubenstein

Executive Director

Bio

Mr. Rubenstein is a co-founder and Executive Director 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.

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

Deputy Executive Director

Bio

Mrs. Marzulli, the Deputy Executive Director of Brooklyn Prospect Charter Schools, was 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.

Education:
University of Richmond, B.A.
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Jonathan McIntosh

Director of Academics

Bio

Jonathan serves as Director of Academics for Brooklyn Prospect Charter School.

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.

Education:
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

Director of Finance

Bio

Ms. Prince is a founding member of the Brooklyn Prospect team.

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.

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

Kelly Richardson

Director of Operations

Bio

Kelly Richardson serves as Director of Operations for Brooklyn Prospect Schools.

Kelly joins Brooklyn Prospect after completing the Broad Residency in Urban Education at Democracy Prep Charter Schools, where he led projects related to expansion strategy, real estate planning and acquisition, HR systems implementation, and teacher certification. Prior to joining the Broad Residency, Kelly worked in finance with Procter & Gamble (P&G) and G.E. Capital. At P&G, Kelly held management roles in which he was responsible for brand finance management, controllership, acquisition integration, and strategy. Following P&G, Kelly took a role with G.E. Capital which focused on treasury financial planning and analysis. Kelly earned his dual B.A. in accounting and management from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, as well as an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Outside of work, Kelly enjoys leading and volunteering with community engagement programs that service historically disadvantaged youth, casual bike riding, reading, kickball, and has recently taken up yoga.

Education:
Purdue University, B.S.
University of Chicago, M.B.A.
The Broad Center, M.Ed. Leadership

Central Office Team

Adele McConnell

Communications Manager

Tulane University, B.A.

Angela Chastain

Community Outreach Manager

Corbin Harootunian

HR & Talent Partner

Penn State University, B.A. & M.A.

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 Eyster

Student Support Services Specialist

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

Hy Lam

HR & Talent Partner

Jordan Huller

Head of HR & Talent

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

Laura Robitzek

Data Specialist

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

Lia Forman

School Support and Accountability Manager

Dickinson College, B.A.

Lisa Rho

HR & Talent Partner

University of Washington, B.A.

Matthew Fischesser

Head of Capital Projects

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

Maya Flores

Student Recruitment Manager

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 Receiveable Specialist

Binghamton University, B.A.

Nicole Vaughan

Development Manager

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, B.A., University of Colorado School of Law, J.D.

Phuong Le

Data Specialist

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

Sarah Goodis-Orenstein

Literacy Specialist

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

Scott DeMeo

Technology Support Coordinator

Tamur Cajoux

Head of Accounting

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

Valerie Brown

Executive Assistant

Medgar Evers College

Vasco Browne

Head of IT

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