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 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.