Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done....
Frederick Douglass (read all quotes)

Faculty Directory


Administration

Mr. Hilroy Nixon

Mr. Joseph D. Gates, Principal

Mr. Pasquale Cusanelli

Mr. Thomas Ajibola

Ms. Jenifer Hodge

Ms. Katrina Billy-Wilkinson

Ms. Sonia Francis

Administrative Support

Mr. Adeyemi Mahon (Community Coordinator)

Mr. Charles Charlera

Mr. Michael Oyedele

Ms. Vanessa Silva (Secretary to the Principal)

Ms. Yvette McKenzie (Parent Coordinator)

Art

Mr. Jason Estrin

Athletic Director

Mr. Patrick Mangan

College Office

Ms. Caroline Lai-Turay

Ms. Eva Washington

Ms. Jeannine Brown

Computer Technology

Mr. Andres Alonso

Mr. Thomas Miller

Custodial

Mr. Anthony Velasquez

Mr. Clark Bullard

Mr. Curtis Brunson

Mr. Israel Sewell

Mr. James Fuller

Mr. John Broderick

Mr. Lawrence Taribono

Mr. Rafael Paulino

Mr. Randy Mendez

Mr. Richard Keating

Mr. William Restrepo

Ms. Dayle Smolak

Dance

Mr. Arthur Sabb

Dean of Discipline

Mr. Jerome Hyacinth

Mr. Marvin Elliot

Mr. Torey Williams

Ms. Darlene Bozeman

Ms. Olivia Dyson

Debate

Mr. Marquis Harrison

English Language Arts

Mr. Carey Ma

Mr. Markland Walker

Mr. Patrick Mangan

Ms. Emily Christensen

Ms. Erika Brantley

Ms. Jacqueline Kemp

Ms. Latoya Dawson

Ms. Lea Brown

Ms. Megan Cardenas

Ms. Vanrea Fearron

Ms. Verna Reid

Foreign Language

Mr. Darren Vargo

Mr. Hong Chung

Mr. Papa Tall

Mrs. Alison Harris

Ms. Danielle Núñez

Ms. Nancy Cruz Martinez

Ms. Yvonne Yamusah

Guidance

Mr. Chris Middleton

Ms. Iris Rosado

Ms. June Ronchetti

Ms. Sephanie Francis

Health Education

Ms. Roni Taborn

Librarian

Mr. Pedro Rojas-Sanchez

Literacy Coaches

Ms. Lea Brown

Mathematics

Mr. Adebayo Jobi

Mr. Carl Boromee

Mr. Carlos Rodriguez

Mr. Daniel Amato

Mr. Henry Encarnacion

Mr. Hilroy Nixon

Mr. Hong Chung

Mr. Joel Bianchi

Mr. Joseph Onubogu

Mr. Kojo Abbiw-Jackson

Mr. Michael Oyedele

Mr. Michael Quinn

Ms. Avril Adams

Ms. Florence Okwemba

Ms. Jenifer Hodge

Ms. Jing Kubota

Ms. Lynda Cook

Ms. Natasha Monday

Ms. Sendy Louis

Music

Mr. Dana Monteiro

Mr. Darius Kennebrew

Paraprofessionals

Ms. Fabiola Liriano

Peer Mediation

Mr. Michael Quinn

Physical Education

Mr. Ernesto Acosta

Mr. Harold Kitt

Mr. Massimo Gargiulo

Mr. Phillip Sessa

Robotics

Mr. Adebayo Jobi

Mr. Joel Bianchi

Mr. Joeseph Onubogu

Mr. Richner Erisnor

School Aides

Ms. Adrienne Buckman

Ms. Diane Rohlsen

Ms. Isabel Pacin

Ms. Nafeesha Williams

Science

Dr. Subarna Bhattacharyya

Mr. Adejare Adeniran

Mr. Brian Donocoff

Mr. Gregg Rappaport

Mr. Henry Rey

Mr. James Bramble

Mr. Peter Asike

Mr. Richner Erisnor

Mr. Samuel Belfer

Mr. Sandy Tamayo

Ms. Deborah Johnson

Ms. Dianne Joyce

Ms. Jeannine Brown

Ms. Olukemi Arogundade

Secretary

Margaret Galligan

Ms. Eva Washington

Ms. Marina Rivera

Ms. Roberta Maio

Social Studies

Mr. Daren Tolz

Mr. Fred Murphy

Mr. Jason Llewellyn

Mr. John Harris

Mr. Juan Quezada

Mr. Marquis Harrison

Mr. Olaoye Sanni

Mr. Patrick Devery

Ms. Brittany Austin

Ms. Eileen Fitzgerald

Ms. Ivy Colomba

Ms. Patricia Skea

Ms. Sarah Atlas

Ms. Tamara Montano

Special Education

Mr. Daren Tolz

Mr. Taylor LiCausi

Mr. Tomas Clasen

Mr. William Price

Ms. Fabiola Liriano

Ms. Ivy Colomba

Ms. Lucia Polanco

Ms. Natasha Monday

Ms. Sandra Thompson

Ms. Tara Bramble

Ms. Valcruse Delma

Yearbook Advisor

Ms. Danielle Núñez

Welcome Video

The Frederick Douglass Academy offers a college preparatory education for grades 6-12 and is known for its rigorous academic program with a proven track record of success by encouraging students to challenge themselves, take pride in their hard work, and commitments.

Visit our Alumni Video Testimonials to hear the experiences of some of our former students.