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

Andy Joshua

Head of Schools

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

Terry Bullock

CamdenForward School Principal

Terry Bullock graduated from Winston Salem State University with a bachelor of science in education  and went on to complete a master of science in educational leadership from Troy State University.  Terry was commissioned as a United... Read Full Bio

CamdenForward School

Ryan McCormick

Vice Principal

Jennifer DeFay

Kindergarten Teacher

Nijah McEady

First Grade Teacher

Cari Koss

Second Grade Teacher

Alexis Hammock

Third Grade Teacher

Debra Welch

Fourth Grade Teacher

Sarah Lawlor

Fifth Grade Teacher

Dr. Kim Bishop

Middle School Math Teacher

Yvette Cooper

Middle School History Teacher

Folayan Ford

Middle School English Teacher

Rachel Higgins

Middle School Science Teacher

Sue Bartholomew


Marla Alvarez

Art Teacher

Kerry Hammock

K-8 Physical Education Teacher

Faith Solomon

Elevate Assistant to the Director

Denisha Snow

Teacher Assistant

Shauna Harris

Wellness School Counselor

Siomara Wedderburn

Pauline Murfree


Luz Garcia


UrbanPromise Academy

Marycel Rodriguez

Dean of Students

Paige Yoder Celestin

English Teacher

Daniel Garlic

Mathematics Teacher

Loren Shatz

History Teacher

Jim Cummings

Director of Experiential Learning

Joann Higgins

Assistant Director of Experiential Learning

Kris Schnepf

UrbanTrekkers Program Director

Tom Calisterio

Urban BoatWorks Program Director

Shauna Harris

Wellness School Counselor

Siomara Wedderburn

Director of Wellness