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.

Adam Hagewiesche


Adriana Ortiz

Director of Student Supports

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

Alexis Watson-Maghi

Associate Director of Lower School

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

Amelia Abemayor

4th Grade Teacher

University of Delaware, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania, MS

Amena Zienalabdin

Lead Teacher

Amy Althoff

Director of Upper School

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

Ann Duffy

First Grade Teacher

Brenda Palma

Kindergarten Teacher

New York University, B.A.

Calvin Harris

Resident Teacher (School Support)

Celine Rivera

5th Grade Teacher

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

Cindy DeClemente

5th Grade Teacher

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

Danna St. Louis


Darline Julia


CUNY Queens College, B.A.

Demi Peña-Chavez

Resident Teacher

Dionne Gaskin

4th Grade Teacher

City College, B.S.

Dorene St. Marthe

1st Grade Teacher

Hunter College, B.A.

Daury Rodriguez


Esrat Elias

Resident Teacher

Fatima O'Neil

Operations Coordinator

Kingsborough Community College

Giana Salomon Joseph

School Nurse

Greg Bozman

3rd Grade Lead Teacher

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

Janie Anderson

5th Grade Teacher

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

Janie Broner


Jasmen Flagg

Physical Education Teacher

Karla Otto

Science Teacher

Kristin Clark

Kindergarten Teacher

Kristy Tribuzio

5th Grade Teacher

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

Kyle Garcia

Music Teacher

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

Laura Knapp


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

Latoya Greene


SooYong (Luke) Lee


Maggie Johnson

3rd Grade Teacher

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

Malcolm Webb

Social Worker

Mandy Brown

3rd Grade Teacher

Bowling Green State University, B.S.

Melissa McLean

2nd Grade Teacher

Brooklyn College, B.A.

Michael Bucaoto

5th Grade Teacher

Monica Schmidt

Spanish Teacher

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

Natalie Powell

Resident Teacher

Natasha Osamwonyi

Social Worker

Nicole Battle

Second Grade Teacher

Nisa McKnight

4th Grade Teacher

Monroe College, B.S.

Orit Mor

Art Teacher

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

Rishawn Mills

Physical Education Teacher

Hunter College, B.A.

Ryan Bernard

Fifth Grade Teacher

Sara Cheang

Kindergarten Teacher

University of Buffalo, B.A. Queens College, M.A.T. American College of Education, M.Ed

Sara Suh

4th Grade Teacher

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

Serene Rivera

Lead Teacher

Shavonne Marshall-Wells

Director of School Operations

Sherrie Newell


Shinella King-Joseph

4th Grade Teacher

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

Stephanie Padilla

1st Grade Teacher

Ashford University, B.A.

Tiffany Puello

Kindergarten Teacher

YunJeong Seol

Special Projects Manager

Boston University, M.A., Yonsei University, B.S.

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