Samantha Dhanraj

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 University for music education with a focus on vocal performance. She was accepted as part of the Teach for America Corps in 2020, and as a result started working as a 3rd grade and music teacher in Harlem for three years before coming to Haven. Sam is fluent in Dutch and English, and has studied how to use IPA for singing in 10+ different languages.

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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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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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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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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