District Leadership


Dr Troy A. Monroe

Dr Troy A. Monroe


Jumoke Academy Executive Director

Troy Monroe Ed. D.

Dr. Monroe, a native of Hartford, grew up in the Blue Hills area, making him no stranger to the neighborhood Jumoke is a part of. Monroe returned to Connecticut in 1999 from Virginia where he went to college and started his teaching and administrative career. Since his return, Monroe has earned his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University, and also holds a Bachelors degree in Middle and Secondary Education from Hampton University, and a Masters degree in Urban Education and Personnel administration from Norfolk State University in Virginia. Monroe is set to guide the schools along the path to excellence that they have so clearly taken in the past.

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    Jumoke Academy Honors Science, Math and Reseach Technology Principal

    Principal, Dr. Marie Gordon-Hall

    Dr. Marie Gordon-Hall

    Dr. Marie Gordon-Hall is the principal of Jumoke Academy Honors – Science, Math and Research Technology (JAH-SMaRT).  Dr. Gordon-Hall has been in education for the past 15 years. She started out as a math teacher at the School Board of Broward County, Florida for 8 years. Dr. Gordon-Hall also served as the Math Department Head and Assistant Principal Designee during her tenure at Broward County Schools. Before coming to Jumoke, Dr. Gordon-Hall served as the Dean of Students at CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Middle School (AAE) in Windsor, CT. Prior to working as the Dean of Students at AAE, Dr. Gordon Hall was a math teacher and the math team leader. Dr. Gordon-Hall is also an adjunct professor of mathematics and research at St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida and the University of Fort Lauderdale in Lauderhill, Florida.

    Dr. Gordon-Hall earned her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership with a Minor in Urban Education, an Educational Specialist in Organizational Leadership and a Masters of Science in Mathematics Education from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds a Bachelors of Arts in Management Information Systems from Florida Memorial University.

    Dr. Gordon-Hall started her educational career at Churchill Primary School in her birth country of Jamaica. She migrated to the United States to live with her father in NYC when she was 10 years old. She attended Public School 87 and IS 44 before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada. In Las Vegas she attended Cashman Junior High School. She graduated from the Advanced Technologies Academy.

    Dr. Gordon-Hall enjoys spending time with her family watching their favorite shows and taking roads trips.

    Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School Principal 

    Latoya Johnson

    Latoya Johnson is the principal of Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School (TED). Principal Johnson has been in education for 13 years. Her career began in 2006 as a firstgrade teacher with Alamance- Burlington School System in North Carolina. Mrs. Johnson has taught several grade levels as an elementary teacher. She has experience with grades 1, 2, 3, 5, and has served as a K-5 Reading teacher.  In addition to her experiences in the classroom, Principal Johnson has experience mentoring and coaching teachers, conducting professional development and writing curriculum at the district level.

    Principal Johnson earned an Educational Specialist Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. She holds a Masters in School Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. In 2017, Principal Johnson obtained her 092 certification through the Residency Program for School Leadership through Achievement First Charter Schools. Upon completion of the yearlong residency program, Principal Johnson served as Dean of Students and Enrichment at Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School (TED).

    Principal Johnson has the unique experience of serving as teacher, dean, and now principal within Jumoke Academy Charter Schools. She has a passion for planning, implementing and supporting teachers with literacy instruction.

    In Principal Johnson’s spare time she enjoys traveling to North Carolina to visit family and reading children’s books with her daughter.

    Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory

    Nikilia Reid

    Nikilia Reid is the Principal  Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory for the 2020-2021 school year.  Principal Reid has been an educator for over 20 years.  She began her career in the New Haven, Connecticut Public School System.  Later, she worked at Achievement First’s flagship school Amistad Academy.  Previously she held the position of Global Studies Coordinator at Highville Charter School in New Haven, CT and most recently the Dean of Students at Jumoke’s elementary campus. 

    Dean Reid has a BA from Clark Atlanta University.  She obtained her Master’s in Early Adolescents from Bank Street College of Education in New York.   In addition, she holds an 092 Administration Certification from Southern Connecticut State University. 

    When she is not working to help others reach their potential, she loves spending time at home with her three children and her husband.

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