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Janelle Walker

Teacher – Raised in the Bronx, Janelle is a proud Nuyorican and has always had a passion for acting and working with children. In an attempt to become a behavior therapist for children with disabilities, Janelle found her way into the New York City Teaching Fellows program. It was that summer of 2014 when she began her journey as a Special Educator. She received her master’s degree in Adolescent Special Education at the Hunter College School of Education (where she also went to undergrad to study English Language Arts). Teaching was not Janelle’s first choice, but very soon she realized it combined her two passions – acting and serving the youth in her community. Teaching has taken Janelle to many places, including the Dominican Republic where she works in the summer as a PD coach at the DREAM (Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring) Project. Janelle has been a special educator for seven years and has experience teaching all subjects.

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

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

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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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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.

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

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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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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.

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