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UTOPIAN ACADEMY FOR THE ARTS LEADERSHIP TEAM

     

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DR. ARTESIUS MILLER
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Morehouse College-Bachelor of Arts

Columbia University-Master of Arts

University of Georgia-Doctor of Philosphy

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As a product of the urban, local public school system in Atlanta, GA, Artesius Miller has seen hands-on the academic disparities and challenges that affect our youth. As a recipient of the prestigious Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, Artesius attended and graduated from Morehouse College in 2009 (Bachelor of Arts in Economics); Teachers College, Columbia University in 2011 (Master of Arts in Education Leadership);and the University of Georgia in 2016 (Ph.D. in Educational Administration and Policy). Professional experiences in financial services and education management organizations, combined with deeply rooted family ties in education, impacted Artesius’ vision to create Utopian Academy for the Arts.

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DR. RON BOYKINS
PRINCIPAL

North Carolina State University-Bachelors Degree

University of Arizona-Doctorate Degree

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Dr. Ron Boykins was commissioned as an Army Officer after graduating from North Carolina State University in 1981. During his eight years of service Dr. Boykins served as an Assistant Professor for 3 years at the University of Arizona. After receiving his Doctorate from the University of Arizona, Dr. Boykins came to Atlanta to begin his creative work with students. His first three years were as Headmaster of the Greenforest Christian Academy. During his tour at Greenforest, the school was named the National Institute of Independent Education School of the year for the outstanding work of their educational team.

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DALE SMITH
CFO
Florida State University- Bachelor of Science
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Dale Smith is the Chief Financial Officer for Utopian Academy for the Arts. Mr. Smith is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant in private practice; specializing in taxation and business consultation. Prior to starting his own accounting practice, Mr. Smith has held a variety of  accounting leadership positions with Mobile, Texas Instruments, Johnson & Johnson Products ,and Atlantic Richfield Co. (now BP Oil).

   


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EBONNE CRAFT
DEAN OF ARTS

Tennessee State University- Bachelor of Science

Strayer University- Master in Education

Cambridge College- Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction

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Ebonne Woods Craft is an alumnus of Tennessee State Unversity where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Communication and Theatre. She earned her Masters of Educational Adminstration from Strayer University, along with a Specialist of Education in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Cambridge College in August of 2010.

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DAMION MILLER
DEAN OF ARTS

Indiana University- Bachelor of Arts

Perdue University- Master of Science

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Mr. Miller is a product of the Gary Community School Corporation. He attended and graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University of Indiana with a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Secondary Education. He recently received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Purdue University Northwest. With over 23 years in education, Mr. Miller has had the pleasure of teaching middle and high school social studies for 19 years. He has previously served as Dean of Students in the Gary Community School Corporation for 3 years. He enjoys working with children and helping them attain their dreams through their education. He believes every child should be valued and treated with respect. He also believes that an education should empower a child and help him or her make positive contributions to our world. In addition to being an educator, he has enjoyed developing as a pianist. He and his wife, Shontel, have a beautiful family of two daughters (Damione & DaShonte’), a son (Damion Miller II), and 2 dogs (Nikko & Niyah). He enjoys spending time with his family, watching baseball, and playing music in the band.


STACI ABERCROMBIE
DEAN OF SPECIAL SERVICES

Indiana University- Bachelor of Arts

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