Kinnery Shah

Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and school leader in NYC schools for over a decade with a commitment to providing equitable educational experiences for all students. As a teacher, she centered her classroom around social justice, activism, and self-identity, rooted in the idea that literacy is a tool for voice and empowerment. Kinnery believes in finding innovative, holistic solutions to support our youth and redesigning the educational model to reflect the needs of our students. She is passionate about supporting teachers and teams in creating learning experiences that harness students’ innate curiosity and center classrooms around models of creativity, investigation, and dialogue. Before joining Haven, Kinnery served as an educational consultant with an expertise in literacy, data-driven instruction, and culturally sustaining pedagogy.

In her free time, Kinnery enjoys trying out intense workout classes, hiking, binge-watching TV, and traveling. Kinnery holds a BA in International Development Studies, Education, and Public Policy from UCLA and a MA from Relay Graduate School of Education.

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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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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

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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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 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 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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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.