Gabriella McBride

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 to the field. She returned to school and received her MSW from Columbia University in 2006. Gabriella joined the New York Foundling team after completing her second year internship with the NYF at their group home for pregnant teens in the Child Welfare System. In 2009, Gabriella was thrilled to join the Haven Academy team as a Crisis Intervention Specialist. Gabriella currently oversees the Social Services department for the elementary grades. Gabriella has helped build and develop our trauma sensitive culture and approach by developing our clinical and classroom interventions, supervising the work of core department members and overseeing recruitment and attendance outreach. Gabriella is certified to supervise Social Work students and enjoys leading, training and supporting students at Haven Academy, thereby allowing us to provide preventative counseling to over 90 scholars a year.

Throughout her career, Gabriella has combined her clinical, supervisory and case management skills as well as her ability and commitment to approaching situations with cultural sensitivity and awareness. Gabriella is proud to be a long standing member of the Haven Academy community and enjoys working in close collaboration with all staff, children and families in our community and the Mott Haven community at large. Gabriella is also proud to have led New York Foundling’s Camp Felix for several years and to be serving as an Adjunct Professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work.

Recent Testimonials

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

Recent Testimonials

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.

Recent Testimonials

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

Parent

Recent Testimonials

I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials

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

Recent Testimonials

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.

Recent Testimonials

The second place my kids call home.

Parent

Recent Testimonials

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

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-09-05T15:08:06+00:00

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials 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 Mott 

Recent Testimonials

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

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-08-17T14:02:40+00:00

Eric Lara - Special Ed Teacher

Recent Testimonials 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 Mott Haven Academy Charter School 

Recent Testimonials

I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy.

Haven Staff Member

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-09-05T15:06:22+00:00

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy. Haven Staff Member Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-09-05T15:06:22+00:00 Haven Staff Member I wish I was a kid again, I would have loved to attend Haven Academy. 

Recent Testimonials

The second place my kids call home.

Parent

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-09-05T15:05:39+00:00

Parent

Recent Testimonials The second place my kids call home. Parent Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-09-05T15:05:39+00:00 Parent The second place my kids call home. https://havenacademy.org/testimonials/3919/

Recent Testimonials

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

Parent

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-08-17T14:06:00+00:00

Parent

Recent Testimonials Me gusta todo, especialmente la atención y la comunicación que tenemos con los miembros del personal. Parent Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-08-17T14:06:00+00:00 Parent Me gusta todo, especialmente la atención y la comunicación que tenemos con los miembros del personal. https://havenacademy.org/testimonials/parent/

Recent Testimonials

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.
Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-09-05T15:03:18+00:00
Recent Testimonials 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. Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-09-05T15:03:18+00:00 The staff remembers your face and your child is 

Recent Testimonials

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.
Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Recent Testimonials 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. Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00 Me gusta 

Recent Testimonials

Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

Mott Haven Academy
5.0
2017-09-05T15:07:03+00:00

Haven Staff Member

Recent Testimonials Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders. Haven Staff Member Mott Haven Academy Charter School 5 2017-09-05T15:07:03+00:00 Haven Staff Member Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders. https://havenacademy.org/testimonials/3921/
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