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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Dagni was born in Washington Heights. She always knew she wanted to have a positive impact on children’s lives. For several years Dagni has worked with Early Learn Centers as an assistant teacher. In search of new opportunities, she found a great one at Mott 
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Spencer Munden brings over a decade of classroom, instructional, and school leadership experience to Haven Academy Elementary. His passion and energy with scholars support his fundamental philosophies: every scholar deserves a champion and embodies infinite possibilities. Mr. Munden will use his extensive knowledge of academic 
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Gabrielle was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx when she was in Middle School. She currently resides in the Wakefield section of the Bronx with her Elementary School-aged daughter, Egypt. Gabrielle received her Dual Masters in Special Education and General Education from Teachers 
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Juliana was born and raised in Brazil. She started her career in education while still in college, teaching English as a New Language at a language school where she was quickly promoted to an admin position. After graduating from college, she moved to Germany for 
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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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Assistant Teacher – Manaure was born and raised in New York City. He worked as a Dean of Students at a High School in the Bronx for many years. Manaure has five years of experience working in youth development and social-emotional learning. To him, it 
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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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