I am Michael J. Finley, your new Principal at Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s (T.E.D.) Jumoke Academy. I am very honored and excited to join the Jumoke family. I look forward to meeting students, staff, parents, and community members. As I make this transition to T.E.D., I am aware of the anticipation and eagerness that accompanies new leadership in any organization. I know that change can provoke both excitement and anxiety. It is my goal to spend my first several months learning about our school and all of its stakeholders. I eagerly anticipate getting to know each of you, and learning about your hopes and dreams for our school. What is important to you about Jumoke Academy (T.E.D.)? What do you want to learn more about? What are we proud of? What do we want to work on? Finding out the answers to these questions is one of my “Entry Plan” goals.
Please know that I welcome and desire your input as we work toward making Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy the best we can possibly be! Supporting our kids to do well at school, and in their lives, is the center of our work. I am honored to have been selected to serve this professional learning community, and will work hard to gain your trust and respect as principal. I look forward to serving you.
Michael J. Finley
Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy