Our Team

DC Prep attracts the best and brightest. Our team is passionate, analytical, energetic, and uncompromising – united in the fervent belief that learning has no limits. As a public Charter Management Organization, DC Prep is a supportive, innovative, and collaborative community that has the flexibility to adapt to the needs and priorities of its staff. Student learning is the primary focus of DC Prep, and all aspects of the organization exist to enable that outcome.

 

Leadership

DC Prep’s Home Office team establishes, supports, and ultimately oversees each campus as well as the health and stability of the organization – all while striving to support terrific teaching and learning in every classroom.

Principals

DC Prep’s School Leaders build a unique and close-knit learning community at each school campus.

  • Jonathan Caldera | Principal
  • Neema Desai Jennings | Principal
  • Kent Strader | Principal
  • Katie Kuzma | Resident Principal
  • Rachel McClam | Principal
  • Devin Ray | Principal

CEO

  • Laura Maestas | Chief Executive Officer
  • Neils Ribeiro-Yemofio | Chief of External Affairs

Academic Support

  • Maura Englender | Senior Director of Student Support
  • Tara O’Flaherty | Senior Director of Schools
  • Cassie Pergament | Senior Director of Programs
  • Katie Severn | President and Chief Academic Officer

Talent

  • Suraj Patel | Chief Talent Officer

Operations, Data, Technology, and Enrollment

  • Dan Englender | Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer
  • Emily Johannsen | Senior Director of Operations

 

 

What our Teachers are Saying

“DC Prep is the one school I know where I can have colleagues who share my educational philosophy, an organizational structure that values and supports my instructional practice, and where I can also live the best family life possible given the demands of working at a no excuses school like DC Prep.”
John Becker, 6th Grade Math Teacher (EMC)