Cindi Di Iorio

Head of School

B.S. M.Ed


Cindi Di Iorio graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Samford University and a Master of Education in Middle Level Education from University of Alabama Birmingham. She pursued an additional Masters degree in Educational Leadership, however took a break to raise her children while working in independent schools. Through the Kellogg Center for Nonprofit Management, Cindi earned a professional certificate.


Cindi began her career as a teacher and has experience in elementary as well as middle school classrooms. After thirteen years of teaching experience, Cindi was offered the opportunity to step into school leadership at an independent, junior school in Chicago where she served as Assistant Head of School and Head of Middle School. She moved on to become the Principal/Head of School of a small, faith-based school in Chicago where, in her seven years, she helped to earn their very first accreditation. Stepping away from that role, Cindi assumed the role as Assistant Director of an Early Childhood facility as it opened its doors in a new market. Cindi then took the role as Dean of Upper School and Head of Middle School at a small, independent school in the suburbs of Chicago. From there, Cindi found her forever home with Fusion, serving as Head of School at the Lake Forest campus for 4 years prior to bringing her passion for educating teens to the Plano campus.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Was a fitness instructor for 30 years (step, kickbox, barbell strength)
  • Has visited 5 of the 7 continents (14 countries)
  • Loves to take long walks, reading, and cooking