Our Leadership & Staff Are committed to academic excellence for every scholar.

Our Leadership

Natasha Trivers

Chief Executive Officer (bio)

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Duncan Scherer

Chief Schools Officer

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Steve Popper

Chief Academic Officer

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Jacquie Younker

Chief People Officer

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Valerie Martinez

Chief Financial Officer

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Michelle Gieg

Chief of Staff

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Shandrea Daniel

Interim Regional Superintendent of
Las Vegas

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Virginia Boyce

Virginia Boyce

Regional Superintendent of
San Antonio

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Emmanuel George

Regional Superintendent of New York

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Harold Andrieux

Vice President of Human Resources

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Bill Cooke

Vice President of Talent Development

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Ralph Johnson

Vice President of College Access & Success

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Margaret Marrer

Vice President of Academics

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John Lindquist

Senior Director, Post Secondary Programming

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Our Community

We are a community of collaborative educators that strive to provide a rigorous academic experience to our students to prepare them for college and career while valuing the people that make our work possible on a daily basis.


Democracy Prep Graduates Enrolled In College (66% nationally)


Students enrolled in 18 schools in New York, Texas, and Nevada


Students who have traveled abroad at least once as part of Democracy Prep’s Global Citizens Program

Our Voices

I look at all of the phenomenal work we have done and continue to do and I am proud, not only of our scholars, but of every person who played a role in our scholars’ education. These accomplishments are a culmination of all of our work and a testament to our passion in ensuring that our scholars receive the best possible education at Democracy Prep.

Natasha Trivers, Chief Executive Officer

Every child should go to a school with strong academics, a firm but fair culture, and an opportunity to express their talents outside of the classroom. Seeing Democracy Prep scholars have these opportunities made me want to come here and work.

Emmanuel George, Regional Superintendent of New York

[Democracy Prep] has always been a place of excellence and innovation with people who are committed to growth, looking to build things, and to create new opportunities for students like offering new courses, extracurricular programs, or special education programs to serve more students.

Duncan Scherer, Chief Schools Officer

Our Board

Ryan Offutt

Chris Kraus

Jeri Powell

Erhard Marius

Kayma Liburd

Damian Travier

Ann Duignan

William Collins

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