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Jumoke Academy Schools Appointment Andrea Comer

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Jumoke Academy Schools Chief Appointment Andrea Comer As COO

Andrea ComerHARTFORD – Jumoke Academy Schools Chief Executive Officer Michael Sharpe announced the appointment of Andrea Comer as Chief Operating Officer for Family Urban Schools of Excellence (FUSE), Jumoke’s charter education management organization.

“Andrea is well known for her passionate belief that children deserve access to quality education no matter their circumstance,” said Sharpe. “Since joining us six months ago, I have been very impressed with her unwavering commitment to our mission, and she will bring that same dedication to this role.”

A former elected member of the Hartford Board of Education, Comer was selected  to serve as Senior Director of Strategic Planning in April. Previously, she served as Director of Communications for the Mayor of Hartford, Director of Community Outreach for Achievement First and as Program Manager for the City of Hartford. As Chief Operating Officer, Comer manages the core operations functions that support FUSE’s mission, overseeing organizational planning and serving as a member of the senior leadership team.

Comer was the first female president of the Greater Hartford African American  Alliance, a grassroots advocacy group. She has served on the boards of Capital Community College Foundation, Community Health Services, Grey Lodge Shelter for Women, and Habitat for Humanity. Her dedication to the community has been recognized by the Urban League, the Connecticut Commission on Children and the YMCA.

“I have loved being a part of the Jumoke family from Day One,” Comer said. “Thelma Ellis Dickerson was someone for whom I had great respect and admiration, and I am humbled to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Sharpe and the FUSE team to sustain her vision.”

FUSE was launched in May 2012 to replicate Jumoke Academy Schools’ successful  model of improving academic outcomes for students from diverse backgrounds. Established in 1997, Jumoke Academy Schools has demonstrated that closing the achievement gap is possible.

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