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Teacher – Matthew Lutz (pronounced Loots) joined the Haven Academy Elementary School team with over a decade of experience working with students in both Kindergarten and First Grade. He finds great joy in working with the youngest learners, and he is passionate about early literacy. 
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Teacher- Julie was born in Brooklyn and raised in Barryville, NY.  She was always interested in being a teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University at Rose Hill and then earned a Master’s degree in Teaching from Fordham University at Lincoln 
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Teacher – Theresa is very excited to join the Haven Academy team this year as a fourth-grade teacher. She grew up in New Jersey and attended college in Virginia. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Spanish and Elementary Education from the University of 
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Teacher – Andry was raised in New York City and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City College of New York. She moved to Washington DC to join Urban Teachers and begin the work of closing the achievment gap through rigious coaching and 
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Academic Intervention Specialist – Luina is an academic intervention specialist, focused on reading and early language development. Her path toward education began while studying at Barnard College. During her time as an undergrad, she worked for America Reads, an organization whose goal is to ensure 
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Director of Elementary Social Services – Gabriella started her Social Work career working with the OMRDD population at a group home for adults with Profound Mental Retardation. Inspired by the idea of promoting independence and the concept of resiliency, Gabriella decided to commit her life 
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Teacher – Samantha has a passion for teaching that developed through her work in child advocacy and education. Samantha grew up in New Jersey just outside of NYC and always dreamed about moving to NYC to work with children in an environment where she would 
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Teacher – Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx, NY where she also graduated with a Bachelor’s in Art and Design from Lehman College. Before making her way to Haven Academy, Natalia taught in NYC charter schools in grades K, 1, and assisted in 
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Teacher – Maja discovered her interest in teaching during college when she devoted much of her time to working in a Philadelphia public school. There, she helped provide students with extra support during the school day and assisted with after school programming. Maja received her 
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Teacher – Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University, with a minor in Creative Writing. After graduating college, Sasha moved to Washington State and taught after-school science classes. She realized that her true passion 
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I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

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

Parent

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The second place my kids call home.

Parent

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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.

Haven Staff Member

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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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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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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member