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Aviva Kafka

Per Diem Faculty

Aviva joined the Sanctuary Institute in 2017 as a per diem faculty providing trauma-informed leadership training and consultation to organizations implementing the Model of treatment and organizational change.

Aviva Kafka is a recently retired Superintendent of Schools with over 35 years of experience in education, as an early childhood and elementary teacher, Migrant Head Start coordinator, elementary principal and central office administrator in New York and California. Aviva’s work in schools has been influenced by her passion for social justice, which has led her to expand her influence beyond the school walls.

Aviva served as Chair of the Mental Hygiene Board of Dutchess County, NY for several years. Aviva also volunteers with her teen daughter, assisting in Mother/Daughter workshops to help maintain this most important bond through the teen and pre-teen years.

Aviva earned her B.A. in Fine Arts from Antioch College, her M.S. in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College, and holds certifications in Building and District Leadership for public schools in New York State.

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