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Teacher – Carolina was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language at New York University. In 2018, she began her teaching career as a teacher’s assistant at a Bronx Kindergarten classroom for two years.  Her experience in the 
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Academic Specialist (3-5) Jessica has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Being a lover of math, she graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Finance in 2002. Jessica worked as a Financial/ Legal Recruiter for three 
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Assistant Teacher- Taariq was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and minor in Black Studies. While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with children in elementary school, he discovered a passion of working 
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Assistant Teacher – Rosanna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has always dreamed of working with children. Mott haven Academy made her dreams come true. For Rosanna it is a privilege and she really enjoys being able to serve and help the 
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Behavior and Data Specialist (3-5) – Ms. Jones was born and raised in the Bronx. Ms. Jones attended the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and received a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies and Biology. Upon graduation from Plattsburgh, Ms. Jones moved 
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Teacher – Rebecca was raised in Yonkers, NY – just 20 minutes north of Mott Haven. She attended the University of Connecticut , where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. During her time at UConn, 
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Associate Teacher –  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age of 3. Born to a family of educators he has always held a deep understanding of the importance of school and its effect on a 
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Family and Student Specialist – Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology at SUNY New Paltz. In 2019, she graduated from New York University with her Masters in Social Work. During her 2 years in graduate school, 
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Behavior Support Assistant – Mr. Lavoie was born in Massachusetts. Before moving to New York City, Mr.Lavoie worked as a youth care advocate in the DCF field in Fall River, Massachusetts. He is very involved with his community and his Nonprofit organization J&J which provides 
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Teacher – Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was in classical archaeology, teaching was always her passion. She now has a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Hunter College. 
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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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I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

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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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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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The second place my kids call home.

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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.

Haven Staff Member

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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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