Ariana Kanwit is thrilled to serve as PAVE’s Academic Dean for Kindergarten – 2nd grade. Ariana began her career as a bilingual teacher with the New York City Teaching Fellows in the Bronx. She has since taught and served in leadership roles in Peru, California, and North Carolina. Ariana, a native New Yorker, is a graduate of Bennington College in Vermont (B.A.) and Mercy College (EdM) in the Bronx. She is a part of the New Leaders for New Schools program and is currently working on a Certificate in School Building Leadership from Baruch College. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son. Ariana is honored to collaborate with the staff and to serve the students of PAVE on their way to college!