Our Story

In 2017, Democracy Prep Public Schools — a Harlem-based network of nonprofit public charter schools — received authorization to expand its highly successful model into Clark County. Rather than build a new program from scratch, Democracy Prep entered into a partnership with the Andre Agassi College Prep Academy and has transformed the existing school into Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus. Fusing a rigorous instructional program with a full complement of arts and athletics offerings, DPAC aims to be the highest performing public school choice for families in Las Vegas.


Chauncey Nash

1261 Scholars


The DREAM Team

All of our instructional staff have cell phones that are left on until 9:00pm. If you need to talk with one of our teachers please see their contact information below. DPAC Staff Contact List

Elementary School

Verlisha Ferrand

Assistant Principal

Michele McIntyre

Leader U Fellow

Barbara Munson

Kindergarten Teacher

Megan Greene

Kindergarten Teacher

Cali-Lee Boyd

Kindergarten Teacher

Alexis Cordova

Kindergarten Teacher

Nicole Leisy

1st Grade Teacher

Allyssa Monteclar

1st Grade Teacher

Raven Santana

1st Grade Teacher

Eve Gray

2nd Grade Teacher

Bayley Bowser

2nd Grade Teacher

Devon Smale

2nd Grade Teacher

Ericka Gaston

3rd Grade Teacher

Caylyn Millard

3rd Grade Teacher

Ashlie Blake

3rd Grade Teacher

Patrice Singleton

4th Grade Teacher

Sadiyya Abdul-Jalaal

4th Grade Teacher

Janae Poag-King

4th Grade Teacher

Varlene Arzu

5th Grade Teacher

Frederick Kyles

5th Grade Teacher

Leslie Wallace

5th Grade Teacher

Annette Hopgood

ACT Teacher

Lois Yacko

ACT Teacher

Annie Jacobites

ACT Teacher

Andrew Collins

ELL Teacher

Nona Burleson

ELL Teacher

Vera Anderson

Music Teacher

Sarah Hornsby

Art Teacher

Wendell West

P.E. Teacher

Jasmine Shanklin


Pamula Walker


Middle School

Kyihara Anderson

Assistant Principal

Cydnee Whiteman

Leader U Fellow

Courtney Rivas

Math 6 Teacher

Ramona Hayman

Math 6 Teacher

Anna Ricci

ELA 6 Teacher

Robert Green

ELA 6 Teacher

Charles Phoenix

History 6 Teacher

Jessica Hill

Science 6 Teacher

Jason Wright

Math 7 Teacher

Stacy Lazzaro

Math 7 Teacher

Adriana Robles

ELA 7 Teacher

Nicole Russell

ELA 7 Teacher

Candace Lindsey

History 7 Teacher

Trenton Quinn

Science 7 Teacher

Matthew Seaton

Math 8 Teacher

Johnnita Easter

Math 8 Teacher

Kenneth Robinson

ELA 8 Teacher

Danielle Taylor

ELA 8 Teacher

Alfredo Gutierrez

History 8 Teacher

Craig Tomlin

Science 8 Teacher

Jakare James

Music Teacher Teacher

Corey Duke

Physical Education MS Teacher

Carlos Gonzalez

Art Teacher

Joseph Simmons Jr.

ACT Teacher

Jeneba Detlaff

ELL Teacher

Mai-Son McCurtis


High School

Ali Taylor


Alia Spratt

Instructional Coach

Jason Gipson

Sr. Scholar Support Specialist

Mathew Spoelostra

Science Teacher

Rachel Rahib

Science Teacher

Cacey Elton

Literature Teacher

Monica Escobar

Literature Teacher

Nayda Peace

Literature Teacher

Kathryn Bass

History Teacher

Logan Green

History Teacher

Darwin Peterson

Physical Education Teacher

Alexis Lumley

Theater / College Readiness Teacher

Megan Laurich

History Teacher

Yunjeong Jang

Korean Teacher

Maria Leon

ELL Support/Spanish Teacher

Latachia Johnson

ACT Teacher

Steve Ross

ACT Teacher

Samuel Aboagye

Math Teacher

Estela Nenescue

Math Teacher

Wendell Council

Math Teacher

Markia Jones

College Counselor

Campus Support

Saesha Hall

Recruitment Associate

Cierra Koch-Azeke

Finance Associate

Ashley Moser

Operations Manager

Isabel Garcia

Family Impact Manager

Riunite Hood

Admin Manager

Claudia Cortez


Shannon Hamilton

ACT Manager

Iraida McClinton

Speech Language Pathologist

Marsha Steinberger

Speech Language Pathologist

Tawnya Ayim


Jeffrey Thompson

Social Worker

Alison McMullen

Social Worker

Kayla Pena

Social Worker

Amanda Guzman

Social Worker

Vernita Beach

Social Worker

June Contreras

Nurse's Aide

Jeremy Wells

21st Century Coordinator

Bobby Garcia

Facilities Manager

Jeff Adams

Security Associate

William Jefferson

Security Associate

Viviana Vizcarra

Operations Assistant

Jackie White

Regional Finance Manager

Erica Silas

Curriculum & Instruction Specialist

Tanya Nunez

Assistant Superintendent

Board of Directors

Dr. Nancy Brune, PhD nancybrune@gmail.com

The Guinn Center

Adam Johnson adamj42@gmail.com


Linda Jones Easton leaston@democracyprep.org

Democracy Prep Public Schools

Arturo Linan Martinez tlinanma@bowdoin.edu

DPAC Alumni & Current Student at Bowdoin College

Courtney Moore moore.courtneyj@gmail.com

Southwest Gas

Dr. Joseph Morgan, PhD (President) joseph.morgan@unlv.edu

UNLV (702) 895-3329

Dr. Tara Raines tara.raines@unlv.edu

Professor, UNLV

Johnny Reed johnny.reed@project-heal.com

Project Heal

Sharonna Shelton ronna06@gmail.com

DPAC Parent

Board Meeting Dates
We will hold all Democracy Prep at the Agassi Campus Board meetings on campus (1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89106) or online. Meeting dates are listed below. Past board meeting information is available upon request.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, September 27, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, December 13, 2022 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 (Regular Board Meeting) 

Tuesday, June 27, 2023 (Annual Board Meeting)