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Associate Teacher –  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age of 3. Born to a family of educators he has always held a deep understanding of the importance of school and its effect on a 
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Family and Student Specialist – Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology at SUNY New Paltz. In 2019, she graduated from New York University with her Masters in Social Work. During her 2 years in graduate school, 
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Behavior Support Assistant – Mr. Lavoie was born in Massachusetts. Before moving to New York City, Mr.Lavoie worked as a youth care advocate in the DCF field in Fall River, Massachusetts. He is very involved with his community and his Nonprofit organization J&J which provides 
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Teacher – Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was in classical archaeology, teaching was always her passion. She now has a dual Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Hunter College. 
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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. 
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Teacher- Julie was born in Brooklyn and raised in Barryville, NY.  She was always interested in being a teacher.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University at Rose Hill and then earned a Master’s degree in Teaching from Fordham University at Lincoln 
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Teacher – Theresa is very excited to join the Haven Academy team this year as a fourth-grade teacher. She grew up in New Jersey and attended college in Virginia. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Spanish and Elementary Education from the University of 
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Teacher – Andry was raised in New York City and received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the City College of New York. She moved to Washington DC to join Urban Teachers and begin the work of closing the achievment gap through rigious coaching and 
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Assistant Principal (3-5) – Gleendy was born and raised in NYC. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher. In 2008 Gleendy earned Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Elementary Education from Barnard College. It was this same year she became a founding member 
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Academic Intervention Specialist – Luina is an academic intervention specialist, focused on reading and early language development. Her path toward education began while studying at Barnard College. During her time as an undergrad, she worked for America Reads, an organization whose goal is to ensure 
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The second place my kids call home.

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

Parent

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Fulfilling Career Choice for Teachers and Leaders.

Haven Staff Member

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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 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.