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Paola Rodriguez

Family and Student Specialist –

Paola was born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States (Bronx) when she was 8 years old. Paola confronted many challenges in the public school system with learning English as a second language and the lack of resources. Paola was fortunate to have her mother as a great support system and some staff members and teachers who always challenged and encouraged her to do and be her best. On her second year in High School was when she realized that she wanted to work supporting students, as she saw the impact educators had on her education.

Paola attended SUNY New Paltz for undergraduate school where she earned her Bachelor’ degree in Psychology. Soon after she attended Brooklyn College where she earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling.

Prior to Haven Paola worked on a 9-month project in the Dominican Republic where she was able to implement counseling standards into the private and public school system. She also worked for two years in an elementary school in the South Bronx, where she was able to build a bridge between the school and the community and earn experience working directly with students, families, and teachers.

Recent Testimonials

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

Parent