Sidney West was born and raised in The Bronx. Sidney attended St. Bonaventure University, obtaining her Bachelors in psychology with a minor in Sociology. She studied at Simmons University, earning her Master’s in Social Work and licensure after. Sidney is now attending Capella University, on 
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Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age that working with children is the path that she was going to choose as a fulfilling career choice. She Graduated from North Carolina A&T with 
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Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural influences and experiences. This background has instilled in me a deep appreciation for diversity and a unique perspective that enriches my approach to education. With 
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Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to become a Dietitian, she started working with children in after-school programs. Working with these kids inspired her to find a new career path in teaching. 
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Samantha Dhanraj was born in The Netherlands and spent half her childhood there before moving to Queens, NY. Sam started her love for music by studying Indian classical music, which led to her attending LaGuardia Arts High School for vocal music before attending New York 
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Abbey is from the crab-tastic state of Maryland where she was born, raised, and fell in love with creating. After high school she attended Towson University (just north of Baltimore) where she majored in Art Education and minored in film studies. While at Towson her 
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Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the stereotypes given to students living in the Bronx and other underserved communities.  Ms. Outlaw received her Bachelor’s Degree in English, with a minor in Mechanical 
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Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his grandparents were lifelong teachers and made clear to him the importance of a compassionate and quality education. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from 
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Lukas was born in Rio Rico, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. After graduating college, Lukas worked in nonprofit as a job coach for adults with developmental disabilities. He then received a Master’s Degree in Elementary and 
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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 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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