Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect High School Faculty & Staff

Kim Raccio

High School Principal

Southern Connecticut State University, B.S., Columbia University, Teachers College, M.A., University of Bath, Ed.D Candidate

Kim joined the Brooklyn Prospect family in 2012 as the Founding Principal of Brooklyn Prospect High School. During her tenure, the new high school became one of the few non-select New York City public schools to be authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School offering the prestigious Diploma Program. Her further roles as Elementary Leadership Resident and Principal, New School Development for Prospect Schools gave Kim diverse platforms from which to create and implement professional development programs, school culture processes and academic programs that embody the Prospect Schools’ mission: to build and grow learning communities where excellent teachers prepare diverse student bodies to have a positive impact on society and a lifelong passion for learning. 

Prior to working with Brooklyn Prospect, Kim pioneered a groundbreaking, integrated educational program at the Kingham Hill School in Oxfordshire, England between 2007-2012. She also spent more than a decade in the classroom working as an elementary and high school science teacher at several schools in Connecticut.

Never one to stop learning, Kim is currently completing her Ed.D in International Education at the University of Bath (UK). She also serves on accreditation teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Kim earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from Southern Connecticut State University, where she also received her Educator Certificate in biology.

Aiesha Perry


Everest Institute, A.S.

Aisha Siddiqui

Science Teacher

University of Delaware, B.S.

Altovise Laster

Learning Specialist

Florida International University, B.A., The City College of New York, Ed.M.

Alyssa Hartel

Spanish Teacher

Carleton College, B.A., University of Oulu, M.A.

Anastasia Strobel

Learning Specialist

Gordon College, B.S.

Anita Sidler

Art Teacher

University of Michigan, B.F.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.

Ashley Brown

Dance Teacher

Spelman College, B.A., Florida State University, M.F.A.

Awilda M. Candelario

Youth Development Aide

A.S., Occupational Studies

Ayesu Lartey

Arts Department Head, Athletics Department Head

University of Wisconsin Parkside, B.A., NYU Tisch, M.F.A.

Bharathi Kurtz

Math Teacher

University of Miami, B.S.; Hunter College, M.A.

Chris McCoy

Dean of Students

The City College of New York, B.A.

Darlyn Gomez

Learning Specialist

City College of New York, B.A., New York University, EMAT candidate

Edward Fingerling

Humanities Teacher

Hofstra University, B.A., Long Island University, M.S.

Emn Haddad-Friedman

English Teacher, ELA Department Head

Bard College, B.A., Bard College, M.A.

Erin Eckstein

English Teacher

Barnard College, B.A., Stanford University Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Gavin Nangle

Humanities Teacher, Humanities Department Head

Columbia University, B.A., Columbia University, M.A.

Gennadiy Dikovskiy

Math Teacher

Brandeis University, B.A., City College of New York, M.A.

Grace Yang

Mandarin Teacher

Texas Christian University, B.S.; Hunter College, M.A.

Graham Schneider

Humanities Teacher

Carleton College, B.A.; Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.M.

Heather Sherman

Science Teacher

The College of William and Mary, B.S.; City College, M.S.; Brooklyn College, MEd

Heather Williams

Learning Specialist

Indiana University, B.A.; Sacred Heart University, M.A.

Henry Garcia


John Jay College, B.A.

Iselda Alvarez

Program Coordinator

Cazenovia College, B.S.; Walden University, M.S.

Ismael Medina

EMAT Intern

University of South Florida, B.A.; University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, M.A.

Jade Trevino

Operations Coordinator

Delaware State University, B.S.

Jamie Vaughan

Guidance Counselor

Miami University, B.A., Boston University, M.Ed.

Jazmin Torres

Front Desk Coordinator

Empire State College, B.A.

Jennifer Chapin

Humanities Teacher

Brown University, B.A.; CUNY Brooklyn College School of Education, M.A.

Jennifer Pierre

Learning Specialist

Drexel University, B.S., Drexel University, M.S.

Jocelyn Cohen

Learning Specialist

University of Michigan, B.A., University of Minnesota, Ph.D., St. John's University, M.S.

Jordan Watson

Humanities Teacher

New York University, B.A., New York University, M.A.

Justine Chess

Math Teacher & Science Department Head

Vanderbilt University, B.S.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Kyle Borkowski

Spanish Teacher

University of Mount Union, B.A., University of Cincinnati, M.A.

Leslie Gallager


Trinity College, B.A., Pratt Institute, M.S.

Lia Forman

Director of School Operations

Dickinson College, B.A.

Lori Shuman

Physical Education Teacher

Cal State Northridge, B.A., Cal State Sonoma, M.A.

Matthew Ellis

Youth Development & School Culture Head

Boston College, B.A., Lehman College, M.A.

Maria Perez

Spanish Teacher

CUNY - York College, B.S., Universitat Pompeu Fabra, M.S.

Michael Vargas

Math Teacher

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, M.S.

Molly Jane Layton

Humanities Teacher

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., Cornell University, M.A., Columbia University, M.Ed.

Monica Mehta

Spanish Teacher

Rutgers University, B.A.

Nandi Edouard

Dean of Students

Spelman College, B.S.

Natacha Jospitre

Learning Specialist

State University of Purchase, B.S.; Brooklyn College, M.A.

Olivia Ouellet

Youth Development Coordinator

Trinity College, B.A.

Omar Joseph

Physical Education Teacher

St. Francis College, B.S.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.

Peter Quirk

Science Teacher

Hunter College, M.S.

Rachael Hanson

Learning Specialist, Student Support Services Department Head

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A.

Rachel Griffin

Math Teacher & Math Department Head

Samford University, B.S., University of Mississippi, M.A.

Rachel Sitts

Science Teacher

University of Rochester, B.S.; Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, M.S.

Rebecca Ford

Humanities Teacher

University of Wisconsin, B.A., Pace University, M.S.

Robert Hendrix

Dean of Students

SUNY Potsdam, A.A.

Rodney Frazier

Physical Education Teacher

Benedict College, B.A.

Rycki Spiller

ELA Learning Specialist

Ithaca College, B.A.; Grand Canyon University, M.A.

Sara Helmy

EMAT Intern

Kean University, B.A.

Steven Fletcher

Math Teacher

Cornell University, B.A., Georgetown University, M.P.P., New York University, M.A.

Tatiana Garcia

Dean of Students

University of Florida, B.S.

Tchnavia Merrick

Science Teacher

Georgia State University, B.A.; Georgia Institute of Technology, B.S. & M.S.

Teresa Lundgren

Humanities Teacher

Fort Lewis College, B.A., Pratt Institute, M.S. & M.F.A.

Thomas Rooke

Learning Specialist, English Teacher

Northwestern University, B.A., Brooklyn College, M.A.

Vicky Rodriguez

Mandarin Teacher

National Central University, B.A.; Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.

Victoria Huber

English Teacher

University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.; Marian University, M.A.T.

Wendell Cheung

Head of Instruction

New York University, B.S., New York University, M.A., City University of New York, M.A.

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