Elsie Castro Powell

Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Child Life Psychology with a concentration in Child Life Studies from Utica College. She is experienced in case management and counseling working with the NYC Department of Homeless Services as well as the NYC Department of Education. Elsie hopes to obtain her Master’s in Social Work, as well as her license in Mental Health Counseling to one day, open up her own youth dedicated private practice as a psychotherapist. Elsie is a certified teaching assistant and mandated reporter. She is also bilingual in Spanish. In her free time, Elsie enjoys exploring new foods, reading, playing volleyball, and learning new things.

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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 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

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

Haven Staff Member

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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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The second place my kids call home.

Parent

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

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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.