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Director of Data and Technology – Zennea was born and raised in New York. She taught 1st and 4th grade before moving on to do Professional Development, in the area of technology, for teachers in NY area schools.  Zennea trained hundreds of teachers on integrating 
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Music Teacher – Morgan grew up in Cincinnati, OH where discovered her passion for music at a very young age. Prior to attending college, she performed on National Public Radio’s show, From The Top, with her trio “Freshwinds”. She attended Indiana University Jacob’s School of 
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Technology Teacher- Ronald was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Growing up in urban education, Ronald developed a desire to teach kids from communities such as his. Ronald received his degree in Early childhood Education and has a Bachelors in Creative Writing from 
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Director of Special Education Services – Kathleen grew up in Philadelphia where she began working with children with at a young age. She earned a degree in Early, Elementary and Special Education from Temple University and a MSEd in Early Childhood Special Education from Fordham 
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ENL Coordinator – Aly was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She comes from a family of educators and is proud to become part of the long list of those who have worked in the Bronx! Aly graduated from Middlebury College in Vermont with 
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Middle School Director of Programs– Mr. Johnson comes to Mott Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership by way of Baltimore Maryland. Over the course of his career he has taught in a variety of classroom environments and within a variety of teaching dynamics. Mr. 
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Teacher – Movement Teacher LeSohn “Sohnny” Reagans was born and raised in HARLEM, NYC. He has been working with children since the age of 13 in many different roles. In 2002 he Earned his Associates Degree in Arts from Herkimer CCC & In 2004 earned 
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Director of Facilities & Office Manager – Berelize Portorreal has a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Mercy College in Bronx, New York. Berelize has extensive experience in customer relations and administration, which makes her highly qualified for assisting in managing the school’s main office 
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Dance Teacher- Nicole O’Uhuru received her dance training at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the Helen Tamiris Award for excellence in dance. Nicole attended Lehman College for her BA in Theatre. Mrs. Nicole has performed with Creative Outlet Dance Theater 
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