John Simard

English/ History

John is a History and English Teacher at Fusion Academy in Austin. Originally from New York State, he spent time living in Canada and Japan before coming to Texas to join the Fusion family. A self-professed lifelong learner, reader, and traveler, he loves introducing students to new ideas and cultures. He values highly compassionate teaching that puts the student at the center of the educational experience. Throughout his time in Japan educating learners of all ages from preschoolers to senior citizens, he delivered individualized classes designed to help students reach their personal and professional goals.

He received his master’s degree at McGill University in English Literature. His specialties include Shakespeare, British novels, and Scottish and Irish nationalism in the 18th and 19th centuries.

In his free time, John enjoys reading fantasy, visiting new cities, and trying new foods. Some of his favorite authors are James Baldwin, Charles Dickens, Yasunari Kawabata, Walter Scott, and of course J. K. Rowling.