Ms. Dejona Evans, Special Educator

Ms. Evans is a 7th and 8th Grade Special Educator at Eagle Harlem. Born and raised in New York City, Ms. Evans is excited about teaching in the Harlem community. Ms. Evans earned a Bachelor’s degree from CUNY Lehman College with a major in Sociology and a minor in African American Studies. She has also earned a Master’s in Education, with a specialization in Students with Disabilities 7-12 from CUNY Hunter College as a member of the New York City Teaching Fellows Cohort 23. Ms. Evans is optimistic about her opportunity to learn and grow as Eagle Harlem. She is looking forward to utilizing the various tools she has acquired throughout her education and experiences as an educator to teach Eagle scholars the various ways they can take control for their learning, education and futures. 

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          Mr. Travis Davis, Special Educator

Mr. Davis is a Jamaica West-Indies native and currently called the Bronx his home. He is excited to join the Eagle community as a Special Educator to the Middle School. He graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelors in Public Health. Mr. Davis is comes to the Eagle community by way of Teach for America.

Prior to becoming an educator, Mr. Davis worked in the public health field as a research assistant to the University of Michigan Health System. He also conducted his own research on minority health inequities and lack of diversity in the health workforce as a Ronald E. McNair scholar. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring the city step dancing and traveling the world. 

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Mr. Chad Rumble, Special Educator

Mr. Chad Rumble was born and raised in his hometown of Springfield, MA, and attended Springfield Public Schools from elementary school to high school. After graduation in 2004, Mr. Rumble moved to Philadelphia, PA where he attended Temple University. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Business Marketing. He is an alumnus of the INROADS internship program.

Mr. Rumble has worked in New York City in varies industries ranging from financial services/ insurance to brand managing and marketing with some of the top street wear brands in fashion. 

Mr. Rumble has always had a passion for empowering young men of color. He co-founded an organization named BUILD that puts on a young male youth summit annually in Springfield, MA. Currently, Mr. Rumble lives in Harlem with his wide and enjoys sports, drawing, reading, music, and cutting hair. He is humble to have the opportunity to serve the Eagle Harlem community. 

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Ms. Lakia Washington, Instructional Guide

Ms. Washington is currently the 6th Grade Humanities teacher and Grade Team Leader at the Eagle Academy. She has been teaching for the NYCDOE for 10 years. She was born and raised in the Bronx. She received her undergraduate degree in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. She was a NYC Teaching Fellow and received her Masters in Special Education/ K-8 from Mercy College.  She began teaching in District 75 at the OTC McSweeney for 3 years before transitioning to their Inclusion program at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice.  Ms. Washington began teaching at Eagle Academy for Young Men in the Bronx 6 years ago. She was a founding member of the middle school team in the Bronx.  She enjoys sports, music, traveling, and spending time with her 3 children. 

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Ms. Sayra Peguero, Associate Educator

Ms. Peguero was born and raised in the Dominican Republic.  She came to United States at the age of 18. She attended Lehman College in the Bronx, NY and received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She was part of the second Cohort of the Teacher Quality Partnership (TQP) and Mathematics Achievement with Teachers of High need Urban Population (MATH UP) at Lehman College during the years 2012-2013; in which she received a Masters degree in Childhood Education with an extension in bilingual extension and with specialized expertise in mathematics.

Ms. Peguero's philosophy of education is that “All students learn differently; therefore, they need different learning styles. Ms. Peguero believes that Eagle Academy is an excellent environment for our young men and one which she will be able to make a difference in students, their families and the entire community. 

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Ms. Jackeline Andrade, ENL Coordinator

Ms. Andrade is currently  ENL (English as a Native Language) educator at Eagle Harlem. She was born in Spanish Harlem and has lived most of her life between NYC, Union City, NJ, and Guanica, Puerto Rico. She received her undergraduate double major-degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Literature from the Inter American University of San German, Puerto Rico. Also, she has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Fordham University, Manhattan campus and Educational Specialist degree in School Administration from National-Louis University in Chicago, Illinois. 

She began teaching in NYC Public Schools, teaching Pre-K to 12 Grade. In Florida, she taught from English Language Arts to ESL to Middle School and high School students in both Osceola and Volusia County.  Besides teaching in the public school system, Ms. Andrade has taught at the college level as well; teaching foreign students, English as a second language at Stetson University in Deland. Presently, she is providing ESL instruction to adults in the evening as part of NYC DOE Adult Education Program. Ms. Andrade is a resident of Woodside Queens and in her free time she enjoys exercising, dancing, going to the movies, reading books and magazines at Barnes & Noble, drinking coffee with friends a different Cafés in the city, and most of all spending quality time with her 22 year old son, Carlos.  


Mr. Kareem Hertzog, ENL Educator

              & Business Education Instructor

Mr. Hertzog is an ENL (English as a New Language) Educator at Eagle Harlem. He has 15 years of combined experience in education and business operations, specializing in data analytics and process improvement. Mr. Hertzog hold a Bachelors in Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Loyola University's Sellinger School of Business in Baltimore, MD. Mr. Herzog also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Hult International Business School. Mr. Hertzog is a member is a Teaching Fellows Cohort 28. One of his passions is empowering young adults, specifically minorities, to start their own enterprises. As such, he frequently sits on various panels discussing topics such as entrepreneurship, financial literacy, social injustice and youth violence, and has helped start several LLC's, 501c3's and entertainment companies. He is an alumnus of the JET (Japanese Exchange in Teaching) Program and has co-coordinates Habit for Humanity builds in Bangalore, India & Cagayan Valley, Philippines. Mr. Hertzog enjoys studying languages, learning new cultures, travailing and mentoring. 

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