Biography of Natasha Trivers

Natasha Trivers is the Chief Executive Officer for Democracy Prep Public Schools. She began her journey with Democracy Prep in 2011 as Assistant Principal of Democracy Prep Charter High School in Harlem, NY. She later became Principal, and continued to ascend in the organization from Superintendent in 2017 to CEO in 2019. As Chief Executive Officer, she works to ensure the excellence of all Democracy Prep schools across New York, Nevada, and Texas.

Natasha attended public schools her entire life, and she is deeply committed to race equity, civics education, and strong academic outcomes for students from historically disadvantaged communities. Under her leadership, students have completed college on a six-year timeline at a high rate, 90% of NYC students earned their Advanced Regents diploma, and Democracy Prep created its first Advisory Board, which makes recommendations to the national board annually, and whose members are 70% Democracy Prep alumni and 100% people of color.

Prior to joining Democracy Prep, Natasha taught English at Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School in Boston, Massachusetts. Natasha is a graduate of Rutgers University with a BA in English. She also holds a Master of Education in English Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Simmons College. Natasha was born in Santa Cruz, California, and was raised in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. Natasha is married to Jonathan Howard and is the mother of three beautiful children.

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