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Robyn Tanne, Director

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Robyn Tanne has been a special educator since 1977, working on both the elementary and middle school levels. Her undergraduate degree was from Boston University, while graduate work was done at American University. Robyn has taught in several New Jersey school districts, most recently in the Union Township Public Schools. While with the Union schools, Robyn became trained in the Wilson Reading system. After many years as a teacher in a self-contained classroom and as an inclusion teacher, Robyn then worked as a transition coordinator for the district. During the summers, Robyn maintained her love of camping by working as a supervisor and administrator at Harbor Hills Day Camp. In 1996, Robyn with Skip Vichness, former director of Harbor Hills, decided to create a unique summer program environment for children with mild special needs. Harbor Haven was born in the summer of 1996 and opened in the summer of 1997. Robyn is the Executive Director of Harbor Haven and having now retired from teaching, spends all of her time to develop programming and staff for each wonderful summer.

Alyson Platkin-Assistant Director

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This is Alyson’s ninth summer at Harbor Haven!    Aly started as a counselor, then became an assistant supervisor and after that Aly was the supervisor for Junior Division for a few summers. She also served as Head Counselor for Bright Beginnings, our pre-school division.   She has most recently served as the new supervisor trainer and mentor.    Aly attended Northeastern University where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Early Childhood-Special Education in 2006.  Aly taught first grade English learners in Thailand early in her career and is currently a kindergarten inclusion teacher at PS 102 in Manhattan while also working on her ABA Board Certification.   We are so excited to welcome Aly to her new position as Assistant Director! She brings with her a wealth of experiences, skill and expertise which will benefit every aspect of Harbor Haven this summer.    

Office Mailing Address: 470 Prospect Avenue, Suite 203B, West Orange, NJ 07052
Tel 908-964-5411; Fax 908-964-0511 (Year round numbers)
Address during the Summer Season only:
1418 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ 07052

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