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Leigh Yakubowski

Teacher –

Leigh Yakubowski grew up outside of Albany, NY, and has slowly made her way down the Hudson River since then. She worked in the Poughkeepsie City Schools while studying Sociology and Education at Vassar College, and then taught at a New York City-based experiential program called CITYterm for two years in Dobbs Ferry. While at CITYterm, Ms. Yakubowski got to experience project-based and transformative education first-hand, leading high-schoolers through investigative projects about – and in! – New York City, including the South Bronx! Ms. Yakubowski now strives to bring that same engaging and hands-on learning experience to younger students. Last year, she taught fifth grade in Redwood City, California, and is beyond excited to be back in her home state teaching at Haven. When Ms. Yakubowski isn’t focusing on bringing joyful and authentic education into the classroom, she is relaxing at home with her dog, spending time with family, or enjoying the great outdoors.

Recent Testimonials

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.

Recent Testimonials

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

Parent

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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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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.