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Jumoke Academy


Science, Math &

Research Technology

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.


Kashay Green

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.

Dean of Students and Enrichment

Pamela Barry

Pamela Barry is the Dean of Students and Enrichment Jumoke Academy Honors – Science, Math and Research Technology (JAH-SMaRT). She has been an educator for the past 17 years in both Connecticut and California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from King’s College in Pennsylvania in 2004 and her master’s degree in Educational Leadership as well as her Administrative credential from San Diego State University in 2017.  Before returning to her home state of Connecticut, Dean Barry taught middle school for 12 years in San Diego, CA. She has also held positions as an Intervention Coordinator for a K-12 district as well as being an assistant principal for the past 4 years in both an elementary and a high school setting. She is excited to be back in Connecticut to continue her educational career where she can be a part of a team to foster and support student success with families and fellow educators.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children.