Meet Our Staff

Bruce Main

UrbanPromise Founder & President

The founder and president of UrbanPromise, Dr. Bruce Main established our first summer camp in the city of Camden in 1988 at the age of 25. His many UrbanPromise roles have included camp director and executive director, as well as the... Read Full Bio

Jodina Hicks

UrbanPromise Executive Director

Jodina Hicks returned to Camden in 2010 to serve as our executive director after previously working with our organization for 12 years. Jodina worked with founder Bruce Main in 1988 and initiated our adolescent programs, including the... Read Full Bio

Denise Baker

CamdenForward School Principal

Denise Page Baker was graduated from Lincoln University, where she earned a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership from Lincoln University. As a student, she minored in Reading. Mrs. Baker... Read Full Bio

Andy Joshua

UrbanPromise Academy Principal

Andy Joshua was graduated from The College of William and Mary, where he received a BS in Physics, and from the University of Maryland's School of Public Affairs, where he received an MS in International Security Policy. He is currently... Read Full Bio

CamdenForward School

Terry Bullock

Vice Principal

Cari Koss

First Grade Teacher

Debra Welch

Fourth Grade Teacher

Sarah Lawlor

Fifth Grade Teacher

Joe Delvalle

Middle School Bible & Social Studies Teacher

Sarah Rose Kelley

Fine Arts Teacher

Pauline Murfree


Doris Quinones

Administrative Assistant

Lular Thomas

Classroom Aid

UrbanPromise Academy

Joann Higgins

Mathematics Teacher

Loren Shatz

History Teacher

Jim Cummings

Director of Experiential Learning

Tom Calisterio

Urban BoatWorks Program Director

Marycel Rodriguez

Enrollment Coordinator

Sarah Rose Kelley

Fine Art Teacher