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

Director of Operations

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

Alexis Watson-Maghi

SETSS Teacher

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

Amanda Brown

Resident Teacher

Bowling Green State University, B.S.

Amy Althoff

Instructional Coach

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

Brenda Palma

Lead Teacher

New York University, B.A.

Calvin Harris

Celine Rivera

Lead Teacher

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

Christine Jacob

Director of Learning Supports

CUNY Queens College, B.A.; New York University, M.A.

Christy Robtoy

SPED Teacher

Hunter College, B.S.; Hunger Collge, M.S.Ed

Ciera Battleson

Lead Teacher

University of Florida, B.S.; CUNY Brooklyn College, M.S.

Cindy DeClemente

Lead Teacher

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

Daniela Vega

Lead Teacher

St. John's University, B.S.

Darline Julia


CUNY Queens College, B.S.

Dionne Gaskin

Lead Teacher

City College, B.S.

Dominique Tencza

Lead Teacher

University of Michigan, B.S.

Fatima O'Neil

Program Manager

Kingsborough Community College

Greg Bozman

SPED Teacher

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

Irene Kafantaris

PE Teacher

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

Jamie White

Instructional Coach

University of Mass at Amherst, B.A.; University of Pennslyvania, M.S.Ed

Joelle Comrie

Science Teacher

Amherst College, B.A.

Joseph Valdes

Lead Teacher

University of Cental Florida, B.S.; Concorida University Portland, M.A.

Kathleen Alexander

Science Teacher


Kathleen Lucid

Resident Teacher

Suffolk University, B.S.

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

Lead Teacher

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

Madeline Hernandez Velez

Spanish Teacher

CUNY Hunter College, B.A.

Maleeka Fraser

Resident Teacher

Medgar Evers College, B.A.

Margaret Johnson

Lead Teacher

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

Marisa Bischof

Lead Teacher

Queens College, B.A., Queens College, M.A.

Mary-Ann Louis

Dean of Students

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

Melissa McLean

Lead Teacher

Brooklyn College, B.A.

Michelle Mejia

SPED Teacher

New York University, B.S.; New York University, M.S.

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.

Na-Imah Taylor

Resident Teacher

Brooklyn College, B.S.

Nedda Suliman

Lead Teacher

City College of New York, B.S.

Orit Mor

Art Teacher

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

Paula Rivera


New York City College Of Technlogy, A.A.

Radhika Sharma

Lead Teacher

Marquette University, B.S.; New York University, M.A.

Richard Fraser

Operations Coordinator

Northeastern Academy

Rishawn Mills

Lead Teacher

Hunter College, B.A.

Ruth Longobardi

SPED Teacher

Columbia University, B.A.; Bank Street Collge of Education, M.S.; Columbia University, Ph.D.

Sara Cheang

Lead Teacher

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

Shinella King-Joseph

Lead Teacher

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

Stephanie Diamond

Lead Teacher

Ashford University, B.A.

Stephanie Padilla

Lead Teacher

Ashford University, B.A.

Tabytha Bates

SPED Teacher

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

Wizelie St Jean

Resident Teacher

Touro College, B.A.

YunJeong Seol

Operations Coordinator

Yonsei University, B.S.

Zachary Ellman

Lead Teacher

Emerson College, B.A.; Touro College, M.S.

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