Stradford Prep Faculty

School Leadership Team

Dominique Nute

Dominique Nute

School Leader

In 2007, after graduating from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Dominique joined Teach for America and became a corps member of the New York City region. She taught 6th and 8th grade English Language Arts and served as a Grade Team Leader at her placement school for three years, before joining KIPP’s TEAM Schools - Rise Academy to take on the position of teaching 8th grade Literature. In 2011, Dominique became a founding member of Baychester Middle School. During her tenure at Baychester, Dominique served as a General Education Mathematics Teacher, Teacher Leader, and Teacher Mentor. In 2016 she was selected as one of the 17 recipients of the New York City Big Apple Award. Prior to her acceptance in the Big Apple fellowship, Dominique was accepted into the Summer Principals Academy at Columbia University to pursue a Masters in School Leadership. Dominique currently serves as the School Leader for Stradford Prep Charter School for Boys. Dominique has committed her entire professional career to improving educational outcomes for young males in the Bronx.

Daquan Epps

Daquan Epps

Stradford Prep

Born and raised in the South Bronx, Daquan Epps graduated from SUNY Buffalo State with his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2016 and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering in 2019. For the past several years, Daquan has had various experiences working with youth as a Mental Health Counselor, Rapid-Rehousing Case Manager, Youth Coordinator and a Foster Care Case Manager. Most recently he has spent the past two years working at Microsoft, where he has worked to implement goals and systems to help the company achieve new heights. As a brother of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated, Daquan, has always been committed to helping shape our youth and nurture the next generation.

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