Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory



875 Asylum Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105                              
Phone: 860-527-0575                                                        
Fax: 860-244-9998                                                               

Hours of operation: 8:45 am – 4:00 pm                            

Grade levels: Grades 5-8                                                         

 Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (JAH-HC) is an honors middle school with an arts integrated focus. Our mission is to develop our scholars into mature, young adults who will make valuable contributions to the global society. Scholars will graduate with exceptional 21 skills, an appreciation for the arts, exemplary character, an understanding of diverse cultures and a confident sense of self. At Jumoke Academy Honors at the Hartford Conservatory (JAH-HC), scholars participate in a rigorous academic program in English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. In addition to these subjects, scholars participate in extensive arts studies that include: instrumental and vocal music, visual arts, dance and theater. The arts are also infused throughout the academic curriculum. Through experience in creative pursuits and performances, scholars will develop skills of leadership, self-motivation, collaboration, goal-setting, planning, organization and effective communication. We have created and value an environment that is engaging and responsive to adolescent development. Scholars at JAH-HC will be excited about learning, intellectually curious, and will act with thoughtfulness and compassion.

 The Arts at JAH-HC:  Instrumental music—orchestra and band, Vocal music—choir,  Visual arts – drawing and painting, Dance—foundation of dance, ballet, and choreography, Theater— foundation of theater, improvisation,   and theatrical productions.                                                                         


Principal Tamara Gloster

Principal Gloster has been an educator for over 20 years. Before coming to Jumoke, she served as an administrator; supervising professional development that specializes in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Family Youth and Services, Social Justice and Equity, and K-12 Education in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction.  Over her 20 year career, Principal Gloster has held various other roles such as classroom teacher, math department head, instructional coach of mathematics, and education specialists.

Principal Gloster holds a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership, a Masters of Science in Curriculum Assessment and Instruction, and a Bachelors of Arts in Mathematics.

As a young girl, Principal Gloster moved to Hartford after living in Windsor, CT; where she attended grade 6 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School, Lewis Fox Middle School, and graduated from Thomas Snell Weaver High School as a Fox Scholar.

When home and work needs are met, Principal Gloster loves to serve the community through her membership with the Greater New England Alliance of Black School Educators (GNEABSE) and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.

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Dean of Students, Dr. Shamel C. Lewis

Dr. Lewis was born in Hartford, CT where he attended Annie Fisher Elementary school before his family moved to West Hartford where he was enrolled in the West Hartford Public Schools district. Dr. Lewis has been an educator for 8 years. He has taught in several districts across Connecticut including East Hartford, CREC, and Windsor Locks.

Dr. Lewis holds a Bachelors of Arts in Human Sciences and Services from the University of Rhode Island, a Masters of Arts in Early Childhood/Special Education, and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. In addition, he holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Southern Connecticut State University.

Dr. Lewis maintains his memberships with the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society and the Golden Key International Honour Society. He enjoys spending time with his family and reading fiction and nonfiction literature.