Meet Our Teachers

Novus Academy - The Talent School

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Akanksha Sadana-Raswant

Reading, Writing, Math

Akanksha Sadana-Raswant has a Master of Arts in Childhood Education and spent six years in the classroom and currently works at The Dalton School as a reading specialist and tutor.

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Karen Han

Reading, Writing, Math, Science

Ms. Han’s passion for teaching started in high school when she began helping young children in her neighborhood in NY with their homework.

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Nancy Ames

Reading, Writing

Over my career, I came to realize that my greatest loves about being in the classroom were connected to reading, writing, and talking about both great literature and cultural studies.

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Shelly Jackson

Reading, Writing, Application/SSAT

Ms. Jackson has been teaching in private schools for over 30 years. She is expert in Language arts, interview and personal statement writing.

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Junseok Ryu

Coding

Fluent in programming languages including Python, Java and C.

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Leslie Sacks Blaustein

Reading, Writing

Ms Blaustein Resides in New York City where she currently teaches an exclusively gifted and talented population in a K-5 school.

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Natasha Peña

Reading, Writing

Ms. Peña was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She discovered her passion for Education from the moment she took her first Education class.

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Yuchen Xin

Coding

Passionate programmer and game developer, very skilled in programming in C#, Java, and Python, with a lot of experience in C/C++ as well.

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Karen Bass

Reading, Writing

Ms. Bass has Master's degree in Education and has been teaching in the well-known private school, Dalton School, for over 30 years.

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Mary Mellow

Reading, Writing

Ms. Mellow served as a Head Teacher for over 40 years in Dalton, the well-known private school in New York since 1979.

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Savannah J. Harding

Reading, Writing

Ms. Harding received Bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology and works for American Brain and Nervous System Research Institute.