Head of School
Robert Stewart is joining Fusion Academy Buckhead as the Head of school. Mr. Stewart has spent his professional life using personal and career experiences to add value to learning communities. Robert’s success in education started in the classroom in 2008. For two consecutive years (2011-2013) at Coan Middle School, he obtained the district’s highest student growth percentile. In 2013, Coan Middle School had the highest gains of all traditional middle schools in Atlanta Public Schools. Mr. Stewart was named teacher of the year in 2013. He then taught at Inman Middle School and served as a demonstration classroom teacher for the district. He served various district-level roles, including curriculum writing and serving on the benchmark assessment design team. These experiences led him to be hired as an instructional core content specialist, supporting and supervising multiple schools within the district. Mr. Stewart previously served as the role of assistant principal for almost four years. Last year, he was named elementary assistant principal of the year for Atlanta Public Schools.
Robert firmly supports the idea that student achievement can happen in any learning community by setting high expectations with love. He is confident this all starts with adult behavior. With this philosophy, Mr. Stewart consistently models the actions needed to develop the “whole individual,” focusing more on what’s strong than what’s wrong. Also, he views personalized learning and mentoring as the foundation of academic progress in secondary schools.
Robert is a Georgia native and a product of private and public schools. Mr. Stewart attributes his commitment to education to his family’s history of becoming teachers and also takes pride in being a lifelong learner. He recently earned two certifications in School Management and Leadership (CSML) from Harvard Business School. Robert is currently finishing a doctoral program in Executive Business Leadership at The University of Charleston, West-Virginia.
Robert Stewart believes a collaborative, empowering, and safe school environment is the key to creating successful teachers and students. He considers relationships with families and the community are essential to enriching the experience at Fusion Academy Buckhead.
Robert enjoys reading HBR magazines, cycling through the city, traveling to anywhere with great weather, and spending time with family during his free time.