Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent 10 years teaching High School Equivalency with various organizations throughout New York City, most recently at LaGuardia Community College. He is very excited to be 
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Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received a B.A in History from Lehman College in 2018 and is currently in her last year of her Master’s program, majoring in Middle School and 
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Teacher – Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education K-12. Lesley recently moved from Chicago, IL where she taught 6th and 7th grade for 
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Director Of Data and Interventions- Jonathan Destine has been an educator for 15 years beginning as a  Math teacher in the NYCDOE in 2005. He has worked in various leadership capacities in supervisory roles. His experience in leadership is centered on instruction, assessment, data, coaching, 
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Director of Middle School Social Services – From early on in her childhood, growing up in Spanish Harlem, attending New York City’s public schools, and living in the Bronx as a teen mother, Gwendy understood the challenges in her surroundings and knew she wanted to 
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After-school Director and IT Manager As a South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy, Mr. Garcia has dedicated over 20 years of community service to our neighborhood. Mr. Garcia started his service at the young age of only 13 years 
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Restorative Practice Coach –  Born and Raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Mr.Hernandez has always been invested in contributing towards the growth and development of his community.  He began his early childhood career at the tender age of 14 by volunteering at his 
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Jessi has always had a passion for working with students. She recognizes that working with middle school children is part of the child’s formative years. She is eager to ensure that all children receive the necessary support to be successful in the classroom and build 
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Teacher – Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized she loved working with youth and, after completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Art & Design, moved to NYC and worked 
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I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

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The second place my kids call home.

Parent

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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 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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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 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.

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