Faculty & Staff - Brooklyn Prospect Charter School

International Elementary School Faculty & Staff

Emily Carroll-Chocolaad


Washington University, B.A.; Pace University, M.Ed; Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.S.

Emily Carroll-Chocolaad is a veteran educator with 15 years of experience helping students develop a love of learning. Since beginning her journey in schools with Teach for America and quickly advancing to Lead Teacher positions in elementary schools across New York City, Emily has honed her passion for the craft and demonstrated her deep dedication to the littlest learners and their families.

Prior to joining Prospect Schools, Emily served for two years as Principal of International Charter School of New York. There, she guided her team, students and families through the pandemic and also supported student academic growth. She has also served as Senior Director of Instructional Support at New Classrooms, a national nonprofit dedicated to differentiated math instruction, and as Founding Principal of KIPP AMP Elementary School and Founding Dean of KIPP STAR Elementary School. Emily is a proud parent and resident of District 13 in Brooklyn.

Adriana Ortiz

Head of Instruction - Principal in Residence

University of Washington, B.A.; Pace University, M.Ed.; Institue of Education, M.S.

Alexis Watson-Maghi

Interim Head of Student Support Services

University of Lynchburg, B.S.; Rutgers University, M.Ed.

Amelia Abemayor

Lead Teacher

BA, University of Delaware

Amy Althoff

Head of Literacy

University of Chicago, B.A.; Bank Street College, M.S.Ed

Brenda Palma

Lead Teacher

New York University, B.A.

Calvin Harris

Assistant Dean of Students

Celine Rivera

Lead Teacher

CUNY John Jay, B.A.; CUNY Hunter, M.S.

Cindy DeClemente

Lead Teacher

Queens College, B.S.; Queens College, M.ED

Darline Julia


CUNY Queens College, B.S.

Dionne Gaskin

Lead Teacher

City College, B.S.

Dorene St. Marthe

Lead Teacher

Hunter College, B.A.

Fatima O'Neil

Operations Coordinator

Kingsborough Community College

Greg Bozman

Learning Specialist

Oberlin College, B.S.; National University, M.S.

Iesha Lawrence

Director of School Culture

BA - Hampton University

Irene Kafantaris

PE Teacher

St. Josephs College, B.S.; Brooklyn College, B.S.

Janie Anderson

Lead Teacher

George Mason University, B.S. & M.E.

Kristy Tribuzio

Lead Teacher

California State University, Stanislaus, B.S.; University of the Pacific, M.A.

Kyle Garcia

Music Teacher

Pennsylvania State University, B.M.E.; Columbia University, M.A.

Laura Knapp

Reading Specialist

SUNY Geneseo, B.S.; The College of Saint Rose, M.S.

Maggie Johnson

Lead Teacher

Illinois State University, B.S.; SUNY Oneonta, M.S.

Mandy Brown

Resident Teacher

Bowling Green State University, B.S.

Mary-Ann Louis

Director of School Culture

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, B.A.; Long Island University, M.S.

Melissa McLean

Lead Teacher

Brooklyn College, B.A.

Moises Difo

Lead Teacher

University of Florida, B.S.

Monica Schmidt

Resident Teacher

City College of New York, B.S.; Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

Nisa McKnight

Lead Teacher

Monroe College, B.S.

Orit Mor

Art Teacher

City College of New York, B.A.; Touro College, M.S.

Rishawn Mills

Lead Teacher

Hunter College, B.A.

Sara Cheang

Lead Teacher

University of Buffalo, B.S.; Queens College, M.A.

Sara Suh

Lead Teacher

Hunter College, B.S.; Bahcesehir University, M.A.

Shinella King-Joseph

Lead Teacher

University of Guyana, B.S.; Brooklyn College, M.S.

Stephanie Padilla

Lead Teacher

Ashford University, B.A.

Tabytha Bates

SPED Teacher

Ohio University, B.F.A; Florida State University, M.A.

YunJeong Seol

Special Projects Manager

Yonsei University, B.S.

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