Kelli Shannahan

District Vice President



Kelli earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing with a minor in Economics from Illinois State University and then went to DePaul University where she received her Master's in Education and holds certificates for general education and special education.


Kelli joined the Fusion family in 2015 as the Head of School at the Chicago-Lake Forest campus. In her role as District Vice President, Kelli works with the Chicago, Minneapolis, and Florida Campuses and regional teams to support the operations for each campus.

Before joining the Fusion team, Kelli worked in Chicago Public Schools as a special education teacher. From there, she joined a learning center as the Center Director focusing on one-to-one remediation. Kelli has always been focused on helping students discover their own successes and achievements. Kelli brings enthusiasm to her work, and is excited to coach and mentor the key leaders on her campuses.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Enjoys spending time with her family and friends
  • Kelli and her husband regularly attend comedy shows