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Bronx Charter School Serves Thanksgiving Meal to Homeless Students

Bronx Charter School Serves Thanksgiving meal to Homeless Students New York Post – November 26, 2019 Read Article

Jessica Nauiokas

Head of School and Founder – Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving in her twelfth year as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter School, which she co-founded in 2007. Haven Academy is the country’s first public school dedicated to serving children in the child 

Michael Windram

Assistant Principal (PreK-2) – Mike was born in Brooklyn and raised in both Brooklyn and New Jersey.  After graduating from Rutgers University, Mike began his career in education as a New York City Teaching Fellow in 2001.  At the same time he earned an MS 

MaNeya Arnold

Teacher – MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed at the Harlem YMCA as a teen counselor where she learned of and cultivated her love for children. Although she majored in Marketing at SUNY 

Ashley Baffour

Director of Programs (3-5) – Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where she received a bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. While in school, Ashley had the opportunity to study in abroad 

Emalie Berke

Teacher – Emalie grew up right outside of Hartford, CT. She comes from a family of educators, which includes both her mother and her grandmother. From a young age, Emalie played school with her sister and realized that she too, was destined to become an 

Manaure Casiano

Assistant Teacher – Manaure was born and raised in New York City. He worked as a Dean of Students at a High School in the Bronx for many years. Manaure has five years of experience working in youth development and social-emotional learning. To him, it 

Paloma Castillo

Family and Student Specialist – Paloma was born and raised in Puerto Rico. At the age of 10 she had her first job stocking shelves at her school cafeteria in exchange for a hot lunch. At an early age Paloma understood the challenges of experiencing 

Melissa Dolphin

Teacher – Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having taught in the NYC DOE and in both public and private schools in Rockland County, NY for the last 14 years.  Ms Dolphin graduated from 

Danielle Figueroa

Assistant Teacher- Danielle was born and raised in the Bronx. Danielle attended Berkeley College studying Criminal Justice. Although she studied criminal justice, Danielle always knew teaching was her passion. From the age of thirteen Danielle has had the privilege of traveling the world. Danielle gave