Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

Brooklyn Prospect High School Faculty & Staff

Wendell Cheung
High School Principal

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

After serving in a variety of roles at Brooklyn Prospect for the past decade, Wendell Cheung is excited to step into the role of HS Interim Principal during the 2022-23 academic year. As a New York City educator for the past 15+ years, Wendell brings a wealth of experience working with students in the K-12 and post-secondary settings at a variety of educational institutions and settings. Throughout the years, Wendell has served in the capacity as Program Coordinator at NYU Steinhardt Global Programs, Program Director for a Chinese immersion camp, Computer Science Instructional Fellow, Hunter College Adjunct Lecturer of Math Education, and a lead curriculum writer and accreditation team for the IB Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
Joining Brooklyn Prospect in 2012 as the 8th grade math teacher, Wendell has dedicated his career to preparing students to become global citizens and making them love mathematics just a little bit more! Using highly rigorous and accessible materials, he has been able to develop students’ confidence, mathematical skill, and belongingness in the math classroom. With a belief that every student can be successful, Wendell recognizes that every student has their own strengths and he leverages their brilliance in the classroom and within the school community. As a longtime 9th grade Algebra 1 teacher in the high school, Wendell has also served in a variety of leadership roles at Brooklyn Prospect – as the MS/HS Math Department Head, HS STEM Department Head, HS Director of Instruction, and HS Deputy Principal at Brooklyn Prospect. Most recently, Wendell presented at regional math conferences and workshops, led programming for cross-functional teams as the Prospect Schools Emerging Leaders Program Lead, and is currently leading a Community of Practice with the Diverse Charter School Coalition focused on ‘Leveraging Data for Equity’.
At the core of his work as an educator, Principal Cheung aims to cultivate a community of learners where every individual is able to show up with their personal assets and grow with coaching and support. In our diverse community, Wendell is committed to ensuring that all voices and perspectives are given an equitable opportunity to achieve. In his spare time, Wendell travels the world for food, binge watches British crime dramas, loves to sing 90’s karaoke songs, and is an aspiring computer programmer.

Abbi Stratton

Math Teacher

Calvin College, B.S., Montana State University, M.A.

Adrian Sealy

Health Instruction

Oakwood University, B.S.

Allison Balogh

College Counselor & College Department Coordinator

Washington University in St. Louis, B.A.; Columbia University, M.S.S.W.

Allison Shyer

Visual Arts Teacher

Bard College, B.A.; Hunter College, M.F.A.

Alyssa Taylor

Spanish Teacher

St. Francis College, B.A.

Anastasia Strobel

Science Learning Specialist

Gordon College, B.S.

Ary Wall

Humanities Teacher

University of Oklahoma, B.A.; New York University, M.A.

Bridget Scott

Academic Counselor

City College of NY, B.A.; Brooklyn College, M.S.Ed.

Caitlyn Homol

IB Teaching & Learning Coordinator & Psychology Teacher

The Ohio State University, B.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.S.Ed.

Danielle Berkowitz

Director of Arts and Athletics

Emerson College, B.F.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.

Darlyn Gomez

11th Grade Level Leader & English Teacher

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

Destiny Alexis

Special Projects Manager

City Tech, B.T. & A.A.S.

Ellen Watkins

Science Teacher


Emn Haddad-Friedman

English Department Head

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

Enoch Lee

Music and Art Teacher

Enuma Menkiti

Director of College

Williams College, B.A., Columbia University, M.A.; St. Peter's College, M.A.

Elizabeth Duplessy

Academic Operations Manager

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A.

Fahmeeda Hemani

Math Teacher

University of Houston, B.S.

Ferrugia Sonthonax

Director of Operations

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A.

Gavin Nangle

Humanities Department Head

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

Grace Yang

Mandarin Teacher & World Language Department Coordinator

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

Graham Schneider

12th Grade Level Leader & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

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

Heather Williams

English Learning Specialist

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

Jack Tucker

World Language Learning Specialist

University of Missouri, B.A., BSEd, M.Ed

Jamie Vaughan

Director of Academic Programs

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

Jennifer Chapin

Humanities Teacher

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

Jennifer Pierre

IEP/504 Coordinator

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

John Ianniello

Career Counselor & CAS Coordinator

Fordham University, B.S.; Hunter College, MS.Ed

Johnncy Ryan

Operations Program Manager

Belleville High School

Jordan Watson

Humanities Teacher

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

Justin Wang

Social Worker

McGill University, B.A., Columbia University, M.A.; Columbia University, M.Ed.

Justine Chess

Assistant Principal of Programs

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

Katie Luecke

Science Learning Specialist

University of Utah, B.S.; University of Missouri, M.A.

Krystal Bostick

College Counselor

Lincoln University, B.S.; Columbia University, M.S.W.

Leslie Gallager


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

Mariko Uechi

Humanities Learning Specialist

Clark University, M.A.; Johns Hopkins University, M.S.

Melody Wei

Science Teacher

University of California, Berkeley, B.A.

Michael Vargas

Math Teacher

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

Michal Clarke

Math Learning Specialist

University of Nevada, B.S.

Nadiyah Ford

English Learning Specialist

Bard College, A.A.; DePauw University, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.

Natacha Jospitre

Math Learning Specialist

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

Nora Elnagar

College Counselor

Fordham University, B.A.; CUNY Hunter College, MEd.

Omar Joseph

Athletics Department Head

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

Paige Watson

College Counselor

American University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.S.W.

Peter Quirk

Science Teacher

Hunter College, M.S.

Rachael Hanson

Science Learning Specialist

Washington & Jefferson College, B.A.

Rachel Griffin

Math Teacher

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

Rodney Frazier

Physical Education Teacher

Benedict College, B.A.

Rycki Spiller

ELA Learning Specialist

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

Samuel Mateo

Art Teacher

Pratt Institute, M.A.

Sandra McLean

Spanish Teacher

University of Valencia, B.S. & MSEd; University of Barcelona, M.S.

Santiago Alvarez

Athletics Teacher

Selwyn Robertson

Resident Teacher

St. Joseph College, B.A.

SiWei Gong

Mandarin Teacher

Central China Normal University, B.A. & M.A.; City University of New York, M.A.

Steven Fletcher

Math Teacher

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

Taylor Ratliff

Science Teacher

Spelman College, B.S.; Lehman College, M.S.

Victoria Huber

10th Grade Level Leader & English Teacher

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

Wendy Martinez-Calixto

English Teacher

Clark University, M.A.

Yashira Ramos

Operations Program Coordinator

BMCC, A.A.; Brooklyn College, B.A.; CUNY School of Professional Studies, M.A.

Emily Wassell

Dance Teacher

State University of New York-Oneonta, B.S.; Relay School of Education, M.A.

Mariah Bermeo

Academic Counselor

Syracuse University, B.A.

Victoria Brasher

Social Worker

Emory University, B.A., New York University, MSW

Andrew Chirdon

Humanities Learning Specialist

Matt Grossane-Diez

English Learning Specialist

Jenny Kang

Student Support Department Head

Yale University, B.A., Relay School of Education, M.A.T.

Ben Barteau

Math Learning Specialist

Northwestern University, BASc; Johns Hopkins University, M.S.

Jeremy Brownstein

Science Learning Specialist

Allison Chambers

Math Learning Specialist

Jasmin Sowell-Spears

Assistant Principal of Programs

Baruch College, M.A.; Fordham University, MSW

Jen Goldstein

Humanities Teacher

Binghampton University, B.A.; Harvard University, M.A.

Jean-Yves Lafond

Humanities Teacher

LeMoyne College, B.A.; Relay Graduate School of Education, M.A.T.

Kristen Le

Humanities Teacher

Hobart and Williams-Smith College, B.A., University of Chicago, M.A.

Peter Maher

ELA Teacher

Seiya Asada-Johnson

ELA Teacher

Jason Kang

Science Teacher

Johnnie Mercer

Dance Teacher

Michael Delehant

Math Learning Specialist

Mythina Brockington

Spanish Teacher

Emily Miske


Rachel Markon


Tayanna Rose

Math Teacher

Miller Lashbrook

English Teacher

Daniel November

Math Teacher

Esperanza Rosales

Theater Teacher

Traci "Andy" Anderson

Humanities Learning Specialist

Devin Foschi

Science Teacher

Kervin Casimir

Physical Education Teacher

Andrew White

Resident Teacher

Alicemarie Hector

Director of STEM

Stephanie O'Daniel

ELA Teacher

Melida Calle

Spanish Teacher

Asijá Bailey

Science Teacher

Alyssa Taylor

Resident Teacher

Fernando Espinosa

Spanish Teacher

Joanne George

Learning Specialist

Tanner Osborne

Resident Teacher

Galina York

Science Teacher

Tisha Agnes

Spanish Teacher

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