Courtney Vaughan is from Charleroi, a small town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. After graduating from Roanoke College with a BA in Literary Studies, she taught English abroad at the National University of Laos through Fulbright for one year. Thereafter, she decided to join the Peace 
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Jaylene is extremely excited to be a member of the Mott Haven Academy team this year as an ELA teacher. She was born and raised in the Bronx, NY by immigrant parents from the Dominican Republic. Throughout college Jaylene volunteered in many educational programs where 
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Stephanie Slabic has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, professional staff developer, and workshop designer and facilitator over her 20+ years as an educator. Her expertise in coaching teachers, coaches, and administrators has brought her deep respect and widespread recognition as a leader and 
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Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life Psychology with a concentration in Child Life Studies from Utica College. She is experienced in case management and counseling working with the 
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Ms. McCann was lucky enough to move around a bit as a kid – she lived in New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts! Her family moved back to New Jersey, where she eventually attended Ramapo College of NJ, where she received a BA in Sociology and 
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Dory Leviashvili was born and raised on Long Island, New York where she was involved in playing soccer, running track, and volunteering throughout her high school career. Since then, Dory studied psychology at Boston University, earning her Bachelor’s Degree. She was involved in the nonprofit 
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Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent 10 years teaching High School Equivalency with various organizations throughout New York City, most recently at LaGuardia Community College. He is very excited to be 
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Raisa, who was born in Bangladesh and immigrated to the United States during her middle school years, knows the difficulties that many English Language Learners encounter in classrooms and in the school environment in general. She is committed to provide students the assistance she wished 
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Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received a B.A in History from Lehman College in 2018 and is currently in her last year of her Master’s program, majoring in Middle School and 
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Ms. Sutton was raised in Long Island NY. She attended the University At Albany (SUNY) in Albany NY, where she received both her bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work. During her time at SUNY Albany, she worked at a domestic violence shelter with survivors 
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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.

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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.

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

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

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

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The second place my kids call home.

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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

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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.