Mr. Ashawn Rivera, Director of Scholar Life & High School Dean of Students

Mr. Rivera is the Director of Scholar Life and High School Dean here at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. His role is to ensure that your scholar has a smooth transition to middle school and High School by facilitating daily procedures and operations. He facilitates your scholar’s arrival, dismissal and transition between classes. He employs disciplinary measures for lateness, uniform violations, behavior and any violations to the Chancellors regulations of the City of New York. He is also your scholar’s confidant and advocate in times of need. 

Mr. Rivera was born in New York City and raised in the Bronx on 169th and Webster Ave, in Butler Houses. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and graduated in 1991. He attended the State University of New York at Albany and received his Bachelors of Arts in English. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree he returned to his roots and received his Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Lehman College in the Bronx. 

He looks forward to instilling the discipline that it takes to be successful and productive person in our world today and most importantly, to being a positive role model for your scholar here at Eagle. Feel free to contact  him at Scholarlife@eagleharlem.org.

 Mr. Patrick Prophile, Middle School Dean of Students

Mr. Prophile is the Middle School Dean has been working with children for over 20 years in education and continues to be inspired to building leaders of tomorrow as productive citizens.  Throughout his career, he has taught life science, social studies, career skills and computers.  He firmly believes that the greatest gift of a teacher is the capacity to mold and shape student lives that have them believe the decisions that they make matter and promote change.  His role as Dean of Student Affairs at Eagle is to arm students with the power to make good decisions, mold leaders of tomorrow and uplift one another to achieve in every endeavor.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Mr. Prophile was raised in the heart and soul of East Flatbush.  After graduating from South Shore High School, he attended the University at Albany where he graduated in 1994 receiving his Bachelor of Arts in History.  Next, he completed a dual masters program receiving his Masters in Science of Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology and Masters in Arts for History.  He continued his higher education while teaching in NYC and received his Masters of Education for School Supervision and Administration.  During his spare time, he loves to play chess and compares the game to our daily lives. It is up to us to think about the rewards and consequences life has to offer us each time we make a move!  Think about it.

Remember, we shape the leaders of tomorrow today.  Let’s make a difference with the children we serve on a daily basis.  You can contact Dean Prophile at Pprophile@eagleharlem.org 

Mr. David Trottman, Assistant Dean & Transformation Room Coordinator

Mr. Trottman serves as the Assistant Dean and In-School Suspension Coordinator at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. Mr. Trottman was born and raised in New York City, coming from a small neighborhood in Washington Heights. He attended Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx and graduated in 2001.  During his pursuit of a professional Basketball career he was injured, and decided to shift his focus to supporting his family. After 10 years out of school, he decided to enroll back in school. He is currently a student at Lehman College, majoring in Heath/Recreation Education. 

In additional to being a huge sports fan,Mr. Trottman is EXTREMELY HAPPY supporting the young men of the Eagle Academy. He believes that this place is special, and is very passionate about ensuring the all young men achieve to their highest potential, and have the tools necessary to go after their dreams. You can contact Dean Trottman at DTrottman@eagleharlem.org





Mr. Chris Slaughter, Director of Programs

Mr. Slaughter is the Director of programs at Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem. His province is to reinforce a clear understanding of etiquette, creativity, and exposure to a greater level of self. Mr. Slaughter is charged with the responsibility of maintaining, as well as creating new partnerships for the Eagle Academies to cultivate and develop. He designed the C.L.E.A.R (Confidence, Leadership, Effort, Academic excellence, Resilience) curriculum for advisory that takes place each and every morning and which sets a tone for Eagle scholars. Mr. Slaughter is also in charge of the after-school program, which gives the young men an added boost of physical and creative energy. 

Mr. Slaughter graduated from Medgar Evers College with a degree in English (concentration in creative writing) and obtained an MFA in poetry from Hunter College where he received a Shuster Award for his manuscript entitled Dig. He has also received fellowships from Cave Canem and North Country Institute for Writers of Color. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has dedicated himself to traveling and working on inventive ways of bringing new voice to his writing, as well as the imagination of youth composition. 

Mr. Slaughter looks forward to assisting the community in molding the young men of Eagle Harlem into the realm of greatness meant for them. He is eager teach, and learn from them. As Sydney J. Harris said “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Feel free to contact me at 
Programs@eagleharlem.org.

Ms. Darlene Post, School Social Worker

Ms. Post is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and serves in the capacity of School Social Worker. Ms. Post received her Bachelors Degree in Sociology and her Master’s Degree in Social Work.

Ms. Post has had broad and diverse professional experience working with children/adolescents, families and communities. She coordinated a teen relationship abuse prevention program, developed curricula for workshops and classroom instruction, peer education programs and conducted training and presentations. 

She understands that in order for young men to excel academically, their social and emotional well-being has to be taken into consideration. She also understands that parents, schools and communities at large play an integral role in young development and need to be engaged, nurtured and supported in this process. Contact info: DPost@eagleharlem.org.

Mr. Kareem Donaldson, Guidance Counselor

Mr. Donaldson is the Guidance Counselor at the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem.  He was born and raised between the Bronx and Washington Heights.
He attended Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, NY as a Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) student. While on campus, Mr. Donaldson became a pre-freshman mentor, Resident Assistant, and Big Brother Big Sister Program mentor. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree, he became the SUNY Orange Liberty Partnerships Program Counselor/Coordinator at the Newburgh Free Academy while earning his graduate degree in Humanistic/Multicultural Education at SUNY New Paltz. 
 
Mr. Donaldson transitioned back to New York City as an HEOP Counselor at Fordham University where he was responsible for recruiting prospective students, analyzed applications, and advised a caseload of juniors. In the midst of recruiting, he learned about the Eagle Academy for Young Men and has served as the Director of College Counseling at the Eagle Academy for Young Men-Bronx through CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) for three years. In this role, he counseled students and families on all aspects of the college application process, coordinated college trips, spearheaded the College Signing Day, implemented the annual College Fair, and much more.  All the while, Mr. Donaldson earned an additional graduate degree in School Counseling at Alfred University’s Downstate Program.

He is excited to join the Eagle Harlem team to support the holistic development of our young men, cultivate a strong college going culture, and empower our young men to turn their dreams into reality. You can contact Mr. Donaldson at KDonadlson@eagleharlem.org.

           
Mr. McFall, 
Athletic Director- Percy Sutton Complex