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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 

Ashlyn Field

Elementary Principal – Ashlyn knew that she wanted to be involved in urban education after spending much of her time as an undergraduate in an under-resourced, low-performing school in Utica, NY. Soon after graduating from Hamilton College with a BA in government and a minor 

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 

Laura Appelbaum

Teacher – Laura was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelors degree in Psychology from Boston University. In 2016 she attended Montclair State University to receive her Masters Degree in Elementary Education K-6. During that time she fell in love with Young 

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 

Mia Avramescu

Teacher – Mia was born in Canada and grew up in Texas, but she loves living in New York and teaching at Haven Academy. Mia earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she taught 

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