Our Story

Growing up in a household that was very supportive of education, Kaitlin was always encouraged to work hard, go to college and change the world. While attending The College of New Jersey, Kaitlin worked in tutoring programs in Trenton and saw the disparity of education that existed in urban schools compared to her own schooling and the suburban districts she was student teaching in. Kaitlin joined Teach for America in 2008 and began teaching math at Freedom Academy. She continued as a math teacher and soon witnessed Freedom Academy transition to Freedom Prep and became part of the Democracy Prep Network. It was evident from these experiences that teachers and leaders change the game for scholars. Wanting to help ensure all Freedom scholars receive an excellent education, Kaitlin applied to Leader U and became a Leader U Fellow in 2014-2015. In 2015-2016, Kaitlin became Principal of Freedom Prep and continues to work every day on her lifelong goal to ensure that all scholars receive an excellent education and that every single child is given the opportunity to work hard, go to college and change the world.

Kaitlin McCann

6 – 8

190 Scholars

The DREAM Team

Kaitlin McCann


LaTeesha Coursey

Leader U Resident

Rachel Gerberich

Academic Coach and Theatre Teacher

Kristie Wilson

Academic Coach Math Teacher

Kate Reeder

Operations Manager

Migdalia Morales

Technology Operations Associate

Rebeca Gonzalez

Operations Associate

Obadiah Knight


Kathryn Rushton

ACT Teacher

Shannon Julius

History Teacher

Robert Goldstein

Reading Teacher

Shawn Baratz

Math Teacher

Melissa Hartzell

Reading and Writing Teacher

Amanda Hartkorn

Reading Teacher

Kelli Williams

Writing Teacher

Rebekah Cuthbertson

Math Teacher

Danielle Polk

Reading Teacher

Constance Horton

Freedom Prep Charter Executive Director

The Regional Office DREAM Team

Holly Decker

ACT Coordinator

Elizabeth Jaye

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Sonny Bozza

Human Resources Associate

John Dunavent

Recruitment Associate

David Rouse

School Business Administrator

Crhistian Montoya

Finance Associate

Adayne Izquierdo

Enrollment and Recruitment Manager

FPCS Board of Directors

Keisha Usher-Martin

President, Xerox

Sean McGrew

Treasurer, Catapult Learning

Carole Kraemer

Kraemer College Planning

Tighe Burns

Law Office of F. Tighe Burns, ESQ.

Tomas Varela

Rowan University

The Freedom Prep Charter School Board of Trustees will hold its regular meetings and executive committee during the 2018-2019 school year at 1000 Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ at 6:30 pm on the following dates:

 Thursday,February 28, 2019

 Thursday, March 28, 2019

 Thursday, April 18, 2019

 Thursday, May 30, 2019

 Thursday, June 27, 2019