Margie began her journey with Fusion in 2014 at the San Mateo, California campus. After a few years, she ventured back to her home state of Texas and now calls Austin home. Her teaching career began in 1997 immediately after earning her BA in English and BA in Spanish from Texas Tech University. She has taught English and Spanish in public, private, and charter schools spanning Northern and Southern California, the Texas PanHandle, Central Texas, and Nanjing, China. She also advised and mentored college students at her alma mater and was reinvigorated to continue her passion for teaching when she learned about the one-to-one teaching model at Fusion Academy. Fusion has given Margie the opportunity to share with students the importance of striving for and maintaining a balance between personal and academic success as a lifelong learner. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking dinner with her husband, planning parties, doing arts & crafts, and chauffeuring her 8-year-old and 1 year old to their various activities around town.