339 Blue Hills Avenue Hartford, CT 06112
Phone: 860-527-0575 x 130
Hours of operation: 8:45 am – 4:15 pm
Grade levels: Grades 5-8
Nicknamed “JAH-SMaRT”, this middle school academy is thematically centered on STEM education and promotes classroom and enrichment activities that facilitate scientific exploration. Our mission is to develop our students into mature, young adults who will make valuable contributions to the global society. Eighth graders will leave JAH-SMaRT with a desire to question the world around them and the 21st century skills necessary to change it for the better!Students at JAH-SMaRT participate in a rigorous academic program in language arts, math, science and social studies. In addition to these subjects, students receive character development classes about how to navigate the transition to middle school life. Students also receive exposure to different career options in math and the science through guest lectures and a host of science themed enrichment classes.
Along with varied enrichment offerings and top-notch academic instruction, students are trained how to set goals long-term career and educational goals for themselves. By the time our students leave in eighth grade, we make sure they all are going to high schools that they have researched and have determined make the most sense given their personal goals.
JAH- SMaRT LEADERSHIP
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.
Amy Beardsworth is the Dean of Students at Jumoke Academy Honors – Science Math and Research Techonology (JAH-SMaRT) She was born and raised in Connecticut. She attended the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 2006 and in 2007 with her Master’s. While at UCONN she completed internships in schools in both Hartford and Willimantic. She also spent one semester of her graduate year teaching and conducting research in London, England. She came to Jumoke in August of 2007 and began working as a sixth grade teacher. She enjoyed great success in the classroom and eventually served as the school leader for JAH-SMaRT during the 2011-2012 school year. The following year she became the Dean of Students at JAH-SMaRT where she enjoys her role in helping to ensure student success.