Thelma Ellis Dickerson’s Jumoke Academy Elementary School

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250 Blue Hills Ave. Hartford, CT 06112

phone: 860-527-0575

Fax: 860-525-7758

Our flagship school, affectionately nicknamed “TED” in honor of the illustrious founder is a Pre-K- Grade 4 elementary academy. This school serves as the model for each of the Jumoke Academy expansion schools that have followed. Located at 250 Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford, the elementary school is the heart of our organization. Most of our middle school students started their school years here at TED, and continued through the halls of the other Jumoke Academy Schools. TED has a vibrant family community and staff and is a one of a kind place for education for our scholars.


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Principal, Dr. Michael Finley

Principal, Dr. Michael Finley

Principal Dr. Michael Finley

Dr. Michael Finley is originally from Griffin, Georgia.  This is his 10th year in education.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Georgia State University, a Master of Arts in Instructional Technology from Central Michigan University, a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Cambridge College, and a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from Georgia Southern University.  Dr. Finley has served in several capacities while in the education profession including teacher, mentor, coach, assistant principal, and now principal.  

Dr. Finley believes that providing a safe and orderly environment and protecting and effectively utilizing instructional time is paramount to the success of a school.  His philosophy as it relates to education is that every scholar shall learn if given the proper resources (safety, competent and effective teacher, parent involvement, leadership).


Dean of students and Enrichment, Latoya Johnson

Dean of students and Enrichment, Latoya Johnson

Dean of Students and Enrichment 

Latoya Johnson

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