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Eric Lara

Teacher –

Eric has wanted to be a teacher for as long as he can remember.  After graduating from Connecticut College with a BA in Child Development he went on to work as a Toddler Teacher at the University of Southern Maine Child and Family Center. After 3 years in Maine he moved to New York City and joined the New York City Teaching Fellows to work towards his Masters in Urban Education. For 3 years he worked at PS 94 as a Special Education Teacher in Grades 1-3.  As a founding team member Eric began teaching Kindergarten at Haven Academy in 2008. He continued to teach Kindergarten for 5 years at Haven until he took a 3 year gap to stay home with his daughter. Eric returned to Haven Academy in 2015 and has continued teaching Kindergarten since then.

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

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

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The second place my kids call home.

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.

Haven Staff Member

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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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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.

Parent

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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.