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Tahlar was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology in addition to a masters in Biomedical Science and Nursing. Before moving to New York, Tahlar taught middle school science and math. She began her career in education shortly after 
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Paul was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from University of Iowa, Paul went to law school at Drake and worked in the juvenile and family court for a year. He then began his career in education as a New York City Teaching Fellow 
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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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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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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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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.

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

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The second place my kids call home.

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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.