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Teacher – Jasmine was born and raised in White Plains, New York. At the young age of 14, she volunteered her time at the Lois Bronz Children’s Center. It was there that she found her passion and love for children! She received her Bachelor’s degree 
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Teacher – Originally from central Pennsylvania, Anna feels extremely fortunate to have found Haven Academy early in her teaching career. Before discovering Haven, Anna attended Smith College in Western Massachusetts where she earned an undergraduate degree in Education & Child Studies and French Studies. She 
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Family and Student Specialist – Paola was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States (Bronx) when she was 8 years old. Paola confronted many challenges in the public school system with learning English as a second language and the lack of 
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Academic Intervention Specialist/Teacher – Karen, a Bronx native, attended Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work and a minor in Elementary Education. She was a caseworker for a non-profit foster care agency in the Bronx, under the supervision of the Administration 
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Behavior and Data Specialist – Danielle Stettner was born and raised on Long Island and slowly made her way to a few different parts of the country before ending up back in New York. After graduating from Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island with 
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Teacher – Born in the Dominican Republic, six-year-old Jardy and her family moved to the South Bronx. Eager to emulate her first-grade teacher Ms. Iglesias’ English lessons, she asked her parents to buy her a chalkboard so she could teach them what she learned throughout 
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Teacher – Vyasa is a New York City native and a product of the NYC public school system. She has a dual Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in Political Science and Policy Studies, with a concentration in Urban Education Policy. Since she began teaching she 
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Teacher – Leigh Yakubowski grew up outside of Albany, NY, and has slowly made her way down the Hudson River since then. She worked in the Poughkeepsie City Schools while studying Sociology and Education at Vassar College, and then taught at a New York City-based 
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Director of Programs (PK-2) – Before Haven, for 5 years Jessica worked with another charter school; teaching in all grades and moved into an administrative role in 2016. She has a completed Master’s’ degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Oswego College and is completing a 
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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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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

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

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The second place my kids call home.

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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.