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.
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 first–grade 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.
Heather Jacobi is the principal of Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (JAH-HC). Mrs. Jacobi began her career in 2011 teaching English at New London High School. For the past nine years, she worked in two urban districts in Connecticut as an English teacher, department head, and instructional coach. In 2022, Mrs. Jacobi joined Jumoke Academy as an ELA academic coach. In the fall of 2022, she was named principal of JAH-HC.
Mrs. Jacobi earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in 2009, her master’s degree in education from the University of Connecticut in 2012, and her sixth year degree from Sacred Heart University in 2016. She holds certifications in secondary English and intermediate administration (092). Currently, she is a doctoral student at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, studying leadership in schooling.
In her free time, Mrs. Jacobi enjoys spending time with her family and her two dogs.
Kashay Green has been a dedicated faculty member since 2012 and has served in various capacities during her tenure including teaching for seven years at Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Elementary School, serving as middle school dean, and various school-based and district level committees impacting curriculum development and evaluation. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), she received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in May 2009 as well as her Master’s degree in Special Education in May 2013. Dean Green returned to CCSU in 2016 and has since completed her 6thyear degree in Educational Leadership in May 2018. She currently holds her 092 Administration Certification for the state of Connecticut.
Before joining the Jumoke family, Dean Green taught at a Middletown, CT public school for three years. Serving as a TEAM mentor and being a lead member of different teams and committees are just a few of the ways she continues to support Jumoke Academy’s mission to prepare scholars to successfully compete in the global marketplace despite any social and economic challenge.
Principal Green continues to lead by example as a lifelong learner who holds high expectations for all learners, herself, and those she works with. She believes it “takes a village to raise a child” therefore the collaboration of educators and maintaining a partnership with families are essential for student achievement.
When she finds spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Reading and cooking with her daughter as well as working out are few of her favorite things.