Dr. Heather Brookman began working with Fusion Park Avenue since it opened in 2012, as a teacher and then as Director of Admissions and Outreach for one year. Since January 2014, she has been serving as Head of School for Fusion Park Avenue and is thrilled to have been a part of the team to open in New York as the first Fusion location outside of California.
Heather earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology from CUNY/The Graduate Center. She also holds an M.A. from Teachers College in applied educational psychology with a concentration in literacy and an M.S. from Long Island University in special education where she also graduated Cum Laud with a B.A. in studio art. Heather was raised in New York City and attended The Hewitt School and then Horace Mann for high school.
Heather has worked with children and young adults students on literacy, study skills, and executive functioning. Inspired by her own challenge of navigating the special education process, she has become a resource by using her personal knowledge and experience. She has assisted and guided many families by conducting evaluations, observations and reviewing testing, reports and IEP’s.
Heather likes to spend her time with family and friends. She is always up for doing something indoors or out, from hiking and biking to bowling or playing a game of pool, but her absolutely favorite thing to do is to go out in the city and laugh with friends!