Dani Ryckman

Head of School



Dani holds a Master of Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education as well as a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Psychology from California State University, Northridge. She also studied music and performance for three years at Citrus college while gaining her Associate's Degree.


Dani joined Fusion as a Head of School in 2011 and has lead three schools on both the East and West coasts. Prior to coming to Fusion, Dani was a Program Specialist for a Non-Public School and has traveled world-wide presenting in conferences for professionals working with children living in out-of-home care around the world.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Loves hiking, being in nature and traveling.
  • Is a major karaoke nerd and used to host karaoke through college. Shhhh....don't tell anyone! ;-)
  • Loves spending time with her family and being the proud mom of two spirited, independent girls who both have grown up with Fusion (and hope to be students at Fusion in high school).
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