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Matthew Lutz

Teacher – Matthew Lutz (pronounced Loots) joined the Haven Academy Elementary School team with over a decade of experience working with students in both Kindergarten and First Grade. He finds great joy in working with the youngest learners, and he is passionate about early literacy. There is something magical about watching young children develop a long-lasting love for both reading and writing. Matthew holds a B.A. in Elementary Education, M.A. in Reading & Literacy, and M.A. in Educational Leadership. In addition to serving as a Kindergarten teacher at Haven, Matthew also serves as an adjunct professor who works with undergraduate and graduate teaching candidates in the areas of children’s literature, early literacy methodologies, and math methodologies. He recently moved from Chicago to New York City. Matthew lives in Central Harlem with his husband, AJ, and their two dogs: Graham and Georgia. During his free time, Mr. Lutz enjoys spending time with family and friends while exploring this incredible city! Matthew is excited to partner with the Haven community to create an environment in which all students experience joy and feel empowered, loved, and valued.

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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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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.

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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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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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 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