Head of School and Founder

Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Bio coming soon.
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday

Haven Elementary Staff

Elementary Principal

Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Bio coming soon.
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday

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Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday
Vanessa grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. Vanessa earned her Bachelor's degree in History from Binghamton University
Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
Stephanie Slabic has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, professional staff developer, and workshop designer and facilitator over her
Sophia has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton, she started her teaching residency
Sidney West was born and raised in The Bronx. Sidney attended St. Bonaventure University, obtaining her Bachelors in psychology with
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Sarah  grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Upstate New York to attend Syracuse University. During her
Samantha Dhanraj was born in The Netherlands and spent half her childhood there before moving to Queens, NY. Sam started
Bio coming soon...
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural
Bio coming soon.
Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to
Paul was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from University of Iowa, Paul went to law school at Drake
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Nicholas began working in education as a High School Baseball Coach on Long Island. He then completed 2 years of
Natasha is a native New Yorker (and Bronxite) who has spent the last decade teaching and leading in charter schools
Mia was born in Canada and grew up in Texas, but she loves living in New York and teaching at
Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his
Lukas was born in Rio Rico, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and
Born and raised in the South Bronx, I graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelors Degree in Social work in
At the age of 6, my family migrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. I attended City College
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Juliana was born and raised in Brazil. She started her career in education while still in college, teaching English as
John was born in Harlem and raised in Queens.  While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with
Joanna was born in The Bronx, N.Y., but was raised in Peekskill, N.Y. She has earned her Bachelor's and Master's
Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the
Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in
Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age
Greg Francis is an author and artist from Queens, New York. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn,
Gabrielle was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx when she was in Middle School. She currently resides in
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
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Emiri was born in Japan and grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to NYC in 2017 and has
Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor's degree
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Ashley is a Bronx native and has lived her whole life in New York City. She has a bachelor's degree
Bio coming soon.
Anthony Cerasi
Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served
Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received
Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent
Abbey is from the crab-tastic state of Maryland where she was born, raised, and fell in love with creating. After
Bronx Charter School Serves Thanksgiving meal to Homeless Students New York Post - November 26, 2019 Read Article
Head of School and Founder - Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter
Lower School Principal (PreK-2) Mike was born in Brooklyn and raised in both Brooklyn and New Jersey.  After graduating from
Teacher - MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed
Director of Programs (3-5) - Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where
Teacher - Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having
Assistant Teacher- Danielle was born and raised in the Bronx. Danielle attended Berkeley College studying Criminal Justice. Although she studied
Teacher - Carolina was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language at
Academic Specialist (3-5) Jessica has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Being a lover
Assistant Teacher- Taariq was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and
Assistant Teacher - Rosanna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has always dreamed of working with children.
Behavior and Data Specialist (3-5) - Ms. Jones was born and raised in the Bronx. Ms. Jones attended the State
Associate Teacher -  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age
Family and Student Specialist - Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology
Teacher - Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was
Teacher - Samantha has a passion for teaching that developed through her work in child advocacy and education. Samantha grew
Teacher - Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx, NY where she also graduated with a Bachelor's in Art
Teacher - Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University,
Teacher - Jasmine was born and raised in White Plains, New York. At the young age of 14, she volunteered
Teacher - Originally from central Pennsylvania, Anna feels extremely fortunate to have found Haven Academy early in her teaching career.
Academic Intervention Specialist/Teacher - Karen, a Bronx native, attended Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work
Behavior and Data Specialist - Danielle Stettner was born and raised on Long Island and slowly made her way to
Teacher - Born in the Dominican Republic, six-year-old Jardy and her family moved to the South Bronx. Eager to emulate
Director of Programs (PK-2) - Vyasa is a New York City native and a product of the NYC public school
Teacher- Rosalba Rodriguez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 16, Rosalba migrated to the
Teacher- Raised in the Bronx, Destine began working at a sleep away summer camp in Montague, NJ and an after
Teacher - Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of
Director Of Data and Interventions- Jonathan Destine has been an educator for 15 years beginning as a  Math teacher in
Director of Middle School Social Services - From early on in her childhood, growing up in Spanish Harlem, attending New
After-school Director and IT Manager As a South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy, Mr.
Restorative Practice Coach -  Born and Raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Mr.Hernandez has always been invested in
Jessi has always had a passion for working with students. She recognizes that working with middle school children is part
Teacher - Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized
School Counselor
Director of Data and Technology - Zennea was born and raised in New York. She taught 1st and 4th grade
Music Teacher - Morgan grew up in Cincinnati, OH where discovered her passion for music at a very young age.
Technology Teacher- Ronald was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Growing up in urban education, Ronald developed a
ENL Coordinator - Aly was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She comes from a family of educators and
Teacher - Movement Teacher LeSohn “Sohnny” Reagans was born and raised in HARLEM, NYC. He has been working with children
Dance Teacher- Nicole O’Uhuru received her dance training at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the
Operations Assistant
Operations Manager
Director of HR and Student Operations
Why the founder of Haven Academy makes a point to always ask about empathy when interviewing potential teachers.
Unstoppable follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids; Adrian, Conrade, Taniesha, Luna, Melody and Malia as
The Haven Academy Staff performs their original "Test Song" to give the students some motivation and encouragement for the NYS
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Mott Haven Academy Charter School's students of the famous NY lottery commercial perform live on NBC's Today Show.

Little Haven Staff

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Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Nicholas began working in education as a High School Baseball Coach on Long Island. He then completed 2 years of
John was born in Harlem and raised in Queens.  While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with
Anthony Cerasi
Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served
Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues

Haven Middle Staff

Sidney West was born and raised in The Bronx. Sidney attended St. Bonaventure University, obtaining her Bachelors in psychology with
Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural
Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to
Bio coming soon...
Samantha Dhanraj was born in The Netherlands and spent half her childhood there before moving to Queens, NY. Sam started
Abbey is from the crab-tastic state of Maryland where she was born, raised, and fell in love with creating. After
Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the
Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his
Lukas was born in Rio Rico, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Ashley is a Bronx native and has lived her whole life in New York City. She has a bachelor's degree
Joanna was born in The Bronx, N.Y., but was raised in Peekskill, N.Y. She has earned her Bachelor's and Master's
Sophia has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton, she started her teaching residency
Emiri was born in Japan and grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to NYC in 2017 and has
Natasha is a native New Yorker (and Bronxite) who has spent the last decade teaching and leading in charter schools
Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and
Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in
Anthony Cerasi
Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served
Greg Francis is an author and artist from Queens, New York. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn,
Bio coming soon.
Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Bio coming soon.
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday
Bio Coming Soon
Bio Coming Soon
Vanessa grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. Vanessa earned her Bachelor's degree in History from Binghamton University
Sarah  grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Upstate New York to attend Syracuse University. During her
Mia was born in Canada and grew up in Texas, but she loves living in New York and teaching at
John was born in Harlem and raised in Queens.  While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with
Paul was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from University of Iowa, Paul went to law school at Drake
Nicholas began working in education as a High School Baseball Coach on Long Island. He then completed 2 years of
At the age of 6, my family migrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. I attended City College
Born and raised in the South Bronx, I graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelors Degree in Social work in
Stephanie Slabic has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, professional staff developer, and workshop designer and facilitator over her
Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor's degree
Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent
Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received
Gabrielle was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx when she was in Middle School. She currently resides in
Juliana was born and raised in Brazil. She started her career in education while still in college, teaching English as
Bronx Charter School Serves Thanksgiving meal to Homeless Students New York Post - November 26, 2019 Read Article
Head of School and Founder - Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter
Lower School Principal (PreK-2) Mike was born in Brooklyn and raised in both Brooklyn and New Jersey.  After graduating from
Teacher - MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed
Director of Programs (3-5) - Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where
Teacher - Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having
Assistant Teacher- Danielle was born and raised in the Bronx. Danielle attended Berkeley College studying Criminal Justice. Although she studied
Teacher - Carolina was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language at
Academic Specialist (3-5) Jessica has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Being a lover
Assistant Teacher- Taariq was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and
Assistant Teacher - Rosanna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has always dreamed of working with children.
Behavior and Data Specialist (3-5) - Ms. Jones was born and raised in the Bronx. Ms. Jones attended the State
Associate Teacher -  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age
Family and Student Specialist - Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology
Teacher - Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was
Teacher - Samantha has a passion for teaching that developed through her work in child advocacy and education. Samantha grew
Teacher - Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx, NY where she also graduated with a Bachelor's in Art
Teacher - Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University,
Teacher - Jasmine was born and raised in White Plains, New York. At the young age of 14, she volunteered
Teacher - Originally from central Pennsylvania, Anna feels extremely fortunate to have found Haven Academy early in her teaching career.
Academic Intervention Specialist/Teacher - Karen, a Bronx native, attended Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work
Behavior and Data Specialist - Danielle Stettner was born and raised on Long Island and slowly made her way to
Teacher - Born in the Dominican Republic, six-year-old Jardy and her family moved to the South Bronx. Eager to emulate
Director of Programs (PK-2) - Vyasa is a New York City native and a product of the NYC public school
Teacher- Rosalba Rodriguez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 16, Rosalba migrated to the
Teacher- Raised in the Bronx, Destine began working at a sleep away summer camp in Montague, NJ and an after
Teacher - Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of
Director Of Data and Interventions- Jonathan Destine has been an educator for 15 years beginning as a  Math teacher in
Director of Middle School Social Services - From early on in her childhood, growing up in Spanish Harlem, attending New
After-school Director and IT Manager As a South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy, Mr.
Restorative Practice Coach -  Born and Raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Mr.Hernandez has always been invested in
Jessi has always had a passion for working with students. She recognizes that working with middle school children is part
Teacher - Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized
School Counselor
Director of Data and Technology - Zennea was born and raised in New York. She taught 1st and 4th grade
Music Teacher - Morgan grew up in Cincinnati, OH where discovered her passion for music at a very young age.
Technology Teacher- Ronald was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Growing up in urban education, Ronald developed a
ENL Coordinator - Aly was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She comes from a family of educators and
Teacher - Movement Teacher LeSohn “Sohnny” Reagans was born and raised in HARLEM, NYC. He has been working with children
Dance Teacher- Nicole O’Uhuru received her dance training at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the
Operations Assistant
Operations Manager
Director of HR and Student Operations
Why the founder of Haven Academy makes a point to always ask about empathy when interviewing potential teachers.
Unstoppable follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids; Adrian, Conrade, Taniesha, Luna, Melody and Malia as
The Haven Academy Staff performs their original "Test Song" to give the students some motivation and encouragement for the NYS
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Mott Haven Academy Charter School's students of the famous NY lottery commercial perform live on NBC's Today Show.

Haven Pre-K-8 Staff

Juliana was born and raised in Brazil. She started her career in education while still in college, teaching English as
Gabrielle was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx when she was in Middle School. She currently resides in
Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received
Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent
Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor's degree
Stephanie Slabic has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, professional staff developer, and workshop designer and facilitator over her
Born and raised in the South Bronx, I graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelors Degree in Social work in
At the age of 6, my family migrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. I attended City College
Nicholas began working in education as a High School Baseball Coach on Long Island. He then completed 2 years of
Paul was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from University of Iowa, Paul went to law school at Drake
John was born in Harlem and raised in Queens.  While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with
Mia was born in Canada and grew up in Texas, but she loves living in New York and teaching at
Sarah  grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Upstate New York to attend Syracuse University. During her
Vanessa grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. Vanessa earned her Bachelor's degree in History from Binghamton University
Bio Coming Soon
Bio Coming Soon
Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
Bio coming soon.
Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
Bio coming soon.
Greg Francis is an author and artist from Queens, New York. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn,
Anthony Cerasi
Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served
Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in
Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and
Natasha is a native New Yorker (and Bronxite) who has spent the last decade teaching and leading in charter schools
Emiri was born in Japan and grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to NYC in 2017 and has
Sophia has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton, she started her teaching residency
Joanna was born in The Bronx, N.Y., but was raised in Peekskill, N.Y. She has earned her Bachelor's and Master's
Ashley is a Bronx native and has lived her whole life in New York City. She has a bachelor's degree
Lukas was born in Rio Rico, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his
Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the
Abbey is from the crab-tastic state of Maryland where she was born, raised, and fell in love with creating. After
Samantha Dhanraj was born in The Netherlands and spent half her childhood there before moving to Queens, NY. Sam started
Bio coming soon...
Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural
Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age
Sidney West was born and raised in The Bronx. Sidney attended St. Bonaventure University, obtaining her Bachelors in psychology with
Bronx Charter School Serves Thanksgiving meal to Homeless Students New York Post - November 26, 2019 Read Article
Head of School and Founder - Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter
Lower School Principal (PreK-2) Mike was born in Brooklyn and raised in both Brooklyn and New Jersey.  After graduating from
Teacher - MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed
Director of Programs (3-5) - Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where
Teacher - Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having
Assistant Teacher- Danielle was born and raised in the Bronx. Danielle attended Berkeley College studying Criminal Justice. Although she studied
Teacher - Carolina was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language at
Academic Specialist (3-5) Jessica has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Being a lover
Assistant Teacher- Taariq was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and
Assistant Teacher - Rosanna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has always dreamed of working with children.
Behavior and Data Specialist (3-5) - Ms. Jones was born and raised in the Bronx. Ms. Jones attended the State
Associate Teacher -  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age
Family and Student Specialist - Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology
Teacher - Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was
Teacher - Samantha has a passion for teaching that developed through her work in child advocacy and education. Samantha grew
Teacher - Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx, NY where she also graduated with a Bachelor's in Art
Teacher - Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University,
Teacher - Jasmine was born and raised in White Plains, New York. At the young age of 14, she volunteered
Teacher - Originally from central Pennsylvania, Anna feels extremely fortunate to have found Haven Academy early in her teaching career.
Academic Intervention Specialist/Teacher - Karen, a Bronx native, attended Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work
Behavior and Data Specialist - Danielle Stettner was born and raised on Long Island and slowly made her way to
Teacher - Born in the Dominican Republic, six-year-old Jardy and her family moved to the South Bronx. Eager to emulate
Director of Programs (PK-2) - Vyasa is a New York City native and a product of the NYC public school
Teacher- Rosalba Rodriguez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 16, Rosalba migrated to the
Teacher- Raised in the Bronx, Destine began working at a sleep away summer camp in Montague, NJ and an after
Teacher - Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of
Director Of Data and Interventions- Jonathan Destine has been an educator for 15 years beginning as a  Math teacher in
Director of Middle School Social Services - From early on in her childhood, growing up in Spanish Harlem, attending New
After-school Director and IT Manager As a South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy, Mr.
Restorative Practice Coach -  Born and Raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Mr.Hernandez has always been invested in
Jessi has always had a passion for working with students. She recognizes that working with middle school children is part
Teacher - Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized
School Counselor
Director of Data and Technology - Zennea was born and raised in New York. She taught 1st and 4th grade
Music Teacher - Morgan grew up in Cincinnati, OH where discovered her passion for music at a very young age.
Technology Teacher- Ronald was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Growing up in urban education, Ronald developed a
ENL Coordinator - Aly was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She comes from a family of educators and
Teacher - Movement Teacher LeSohn “Sohnny” Reagans was born and raised in HARLEM, NYC. He has been working with children
Dance Teacher- Nicole O’Uhuru received her dance training at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the
Operations Assistant
Operations Manager
Director of HR and Student Operations
Why the founder of Haven Academy makes a point to always ask about empathy when interviewing potential teachers.
Unstoppable follows the lives of six creative and street smart urban kids; Adrian, Conrade, Taniesha, Luna, Melody and Malia as
The Haven Academy Staff performs their original "Test Song" to give the students some motivation and encouragement for the NYS
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Mott Haven Academy Charter School's students of the famous NY lottery commercial perform live on NBC's Today Show.

Kitchen & Building Staff

Juliana was born and raised in Brazil. She started her career in education while still in college, teaching English as
Gabrielle was born in Jamaica and moved to the Bronx when she was in Middle School. She currently resides in
Aisha Chevry was born and raised in New York, she grew up between Rockland County and Long Island. Aisha received
Adam was born and raised in Westchester, New York. He received a BA in History from Quinnipiac University and spent
Born and raised in NYC, Elsie holds the Bronx near and dear to her heart. Elsie holds a Bachelor's degree
Stephanie Slabic has had extensive experience as a classroom teacher, professional staff developer, and workshop designer and facilitator over her
Born and raised in the South Bronx, I graduated from Lehman College with a Bachelors Degree in Social work in
At the age of 6, my family migrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic. I attended City College
Nicholas began working in education as a High School Baseball Coach on Long Island. He then completed 2 years of
Paul was born in Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from University of Iowa, Paul went to law school at Drake
John was born in Harlem and raised in Queens.  While working at a summer camp as a camp counselor with
Mia was born in Canada and grew up in Texas, but she loves living in New York and teaching at
Sarah  grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Upstate New York to attend Syracuse University. During her
Vanessa grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York. Vanessa earned her Bachelor's degree in History from Binghamton University
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Vanessa Jenkins was born and raised in the South Bronx. Growing up she would often assist her mother teaching Sunday
Paola has a lifelong passion for teaching that stems from her own childhood experience and the simple observation that although
Francine was born in raised in the South Bronx, just a short distance from from where Haven Academy currently stands.
Courtney began her career in education as a New York Teaching Fellow over fifteen years ago. She spent two years
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Shelivia was born in Harlem and raised in the Soundview section of the Bronx. She attended SUNY Plattsburgh where she
Olivia is a Bronx native and has always had a passion for working with students in her neighborhood. She recognizes
Kalyca Thomas is originally from Central Florida. She is the granddaughter of an educator and was instructed by his colleagues
Chalisha Lamberty was born and raised in Brooklyn and had the great opportunity to teach within the five boroughs of
Tiffany Smith was born in Harlem and shortly after became a Bronxite after her grandparents became her legal guardians as
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Greg Francis is an author and artist from Queens, New York. He grew up in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn,
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Anthony Cerasi received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. After graduating from SNHU 2015, he served
Jasmine was born and raised in Harlem, but loves to explore different parts of the world. She has traveled/lived in
Originally from California, Kinnery moved to NYC in 2012 to begin her career in education, working as a teacher and
Natasha is a native New Yorker (and Bronxite) who has spent the last decade teaching and leading in charter schools
Emiri was born in Japan and grew up in Long Island, NY. She moved to NYC in 2017 and has
Sophia has a Bachelor's degree in Human Development from Binghamton University. After graduating from Binghamton, she started her teaching residency
Joanna was born in The Bronx, N.Y., but was raised in Peekskill, N.Y. She has earned her Bachelor's and Master's
Ashley is a Bronx native and has lived her whole life in New York City. She has a bachelor's degree
Lukas was born in Rio Rico, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.
Malcolm Thompson was born and raised in New York and had always dreamed of becoming an educator. Three of his
Jillien Outlaw is a fellow Bronxite dedicated to not only educating and inspiring young minds, but also helping break the
Abbey is from the crab-tastic state of Maryland where she was born, raised, and fell in love with creating. After
Samantha Dhanraj was born in The Netherlands and spent half her childhood there before moving to Queens, NY. Sam started
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Rebecca was born and raised in Far Rockaway, moved to the Bronx when she was sixteen. While in school to
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in the diverse neighborhoods of Queens, my journey reflects a rich blend of cultural
Jalysa was raised in Brooklyn, but moved to North Carolina during her adolescent years. She knew from a young age
Sidney West was born and raised in The Bronx. Sidney attended St. Bonaventure University, obtaining her Bachelors in psychology with
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Head of School and Founder - Jessica Nauiokas is currently serving as Head of School of Mott Haven Academy Charter
Lower School Principal (PreK-2) Mike was born in Brooklyn and raised in both Brooklyn and New Jersey.  After graduating from
Teacher - MaNeya was born and raised in Harlem New York. At the tender age of 14, MaNeya was employed
Director of Programs (3-5) - Ashley was born and raised on Long Island. She attended the University of Connecticut, where
Teacher - Melissa was born, raised and still lives in Suffern, NY.  She joins the Mott Haven community after having
Assistant Teacher- Danielle was born and raised in the Bronx. Danielle attended Berkeley College studying Criminal Justice. Although she studied
Teacher - Carolina was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish language at
Academic Specialist (3-5) Jessica has wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember. Being a lover
Assistant Teacher- Taariq was born in Harlem and raised in the Bronx. He is pursuing his bachelors in Psychology and
Assistant Teacher - Rosanna was born and raised in the Dominican Republic and has always dreamed of working with children.
Behavior and Data Specialist (3-5) - Ms. Jones was born and raised in the Bronx. Ms. Jones attended the State
Associate Teacher -  A native of San Francisco, California Yannick was raised in the Bronx, New York from the age
Family and Student Specialist - Lauren was born and raised in Queens, NY. She received her bachelors degree in Sociology
Teacher - Andrea was born and raised in San Diego, California. Even though her Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University was
Teacher - Samantha has a passion for teaching that developed through her work in child advocacy and education. Samantha grew
Teacher - Natalia was born and raised in the Bronx, NY where she also graduated with a Bachelor's in Art
Teacher - Sasha was born in Queens, NY. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Archaeology from George Washington University,
Teacher - Jasmine was born and raised in White Plains, New York. At the young age of 14, she volunteered
Teacher - Originally from central Pennsylvania, Anna feels extremely fortunate to have found Haven Academy early in her teaching career.
Academic Intervention Specialist/Teacher - Karen, a Bronx native, attended Manhattan College where she graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work
Behavior and Data Specialist - Danielle Stettner was born and raised on Long Island and slowly made her way to
Teacher - Born in the Dominican Republic, six-year-old Jardy and her family moved to the South Bronx. Eager to emulate
Director of Programs (PK-2) - Vyasa is a New York City native and a product of the NYC public school
Teacher- Rosalba Rodriguez was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. At the age of 16, Rosalba migrated to the
Teacher- Raised in the Bronx, Destine began working at a sleep away summer camp in Montague, NJ and an after
Teacher - Lesley was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and comes from a family of educators. She attended Miami University of
Director Of Data and Interventions- Jonathan Destine has been an educator for 15 years beginning as a  Math teacher in
Director of Middle School Social Services - From early on in her childhood, growing up in Spanish Harlem, attending New
After-school Director and IT Manager As a South Bronx native who grew up not too far from Haven Academy, Mr.
Restorative Practice Coach -  Born and Raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx, Mr.Hernandez has always been invested in
Jessi has always had a passion for working with students. She recognizes that working with middle school children is part
Teacher - Lauren Ringdahl grew up in Massachusetts and became a camp counselor at an early age. There, she realized
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Director of Data and Technology - Zennea was born and raised in New York. She taught 1st and 4th grade
Music Teacher - Morgan grew up in Cincinnati, OH where discovered her passion for music at a very young age.
Technology Teacher- Ronald was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. Growing up in urban education, Ronald developed a
ENL Coordinator - Aly was born and raised in Westchester County, NY. She comes from a family of educators and
Teacher - Movement Teacher LeSohn “Sohnny” Reagans was born and raised in HARLEM, NYC. He has been working with children
Dance Teacher- Nicole O’Uhuru received her dance training at LaGuardia High School for the Performing Arts, where she received the
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Why the founder of Haven Academy makes a point to always ask about empathy when interviewing potential teachers.
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