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Head of School and Founder – Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving in her twelfth year as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter School, which she co-founded in 2007. Haven Academy is the country’s first public school dedicated to serving children in the child 
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Elementary Principal – Ashlyn knew that she wanted to be involved in urban education after spending much of her time as an undergraduate in an under-resourced, low-performing school in Utica, NY. Soon after graduating from Hamilton College with a BA in government and a minor 
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Teacher – Laura was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelors degree in Psychology from Boston University. In 2016 she attended Montclair State University to receive her Masters Degree in Elementary Education K-6. During that time she fell in love with Young 
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Teacher – MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed at the Harlem YMCA as a teen counselor where she learned of and cultivated her love for children. Although she majored in Marketing at SUNY 
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Director of Programs (3-5) – Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where she received a bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. While in school, Ashley had the opportunity to study in abroad 
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Teacher – Emalie grew up right outside of Hartford, CT. She comes from a family of educators, which includes both her mother and her grandmother. From a young age, Emalie played school with her sister and realized that she too, was destined to become an 
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School Aide
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Teacher – Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having taught in the NYC DOE and in both public and private schools in Rockland County, NY for the last 14 years.  Ms Dolphin graduated from 
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Associate Teacher
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Technology Teacher
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Recent Testimonials

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

The teachers and leaders at this school are the most loving and most dedicated educators in schools. The school feels welcoming and warm. Kids LOVE coming to school and that is an important part of making life long learners.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

Me gusta todo, especialmente la atención y la comunicación que tenemos con los miembros del personal.

Parent

Recent Testimonials

The staff remembers your face and your child is treated with respect and courtesy. There is nothing but positive reinforcement and encouraging children to be the best.

Recent Testimonials

With the support of Haven Academy, Principal Nauiokas, and the other teachers and staff, I feel part of a community—one that has the power to change our student's lives for the better.

Eric Lara - Special Ed Teacher

Recent Testimonials

Me gusta todo de Haven Academy, una de las cosas que tiene mi atención es que la principal de la escuela siempre esta disponible para dar la bienvenida a los estudiantes en la mañanas.

Recent Testimonials

The second place my kids call home.

Parent