Heather McKinney

Director of Homework Café

As the Director of Homework Café, Heather helps to promote a vibrant campus culture for students that promotes a sense of belonging, safety, learning, and fun! She has been part of the Fusion family since 2012 after teaching at a public school in Pennsylvania for four years. She began her Fusion journey as a humanities teacher at the Fusion Warner Center (CA) campus. Then she helped open the Park Avenue campus and became the History Department Head before moving to Morristown, NJ in 2014 where she helped open that campus, including serving for four years as the Head of School. During her time at Fusion, Heather became a trainer for the East Coast region. She loves facilitating trainings and helps bring out the best in others by leveraging their talents and gifts.

Heather earned her Bachelor’s degree is from LaSalle University in Elementary/Special Education and American Studies and her Master’s degree is from Arcadia University in Education and History. As the fifth generation of teachers in her family stemming back to a one-room schoolhouse in Connecticut, teaching is practically in Heather’s blood.

When she is not teaching, Heather enjoys playing outside, spending time with family and friends, reading, and going for walks with her dog, Sir Templeton. A little known fact is that she has a second degree black belt and competed on the 2004 U.S. Taekwon-do Team where she competed at the World Championships in South Korea. Heather also loves traveling and cooking. She supports her hometown sports teams and will always participate in random dance parties. You might even catch her belting out songs while driving in her car. (Just remember that second degree black belt before you point and laugh…)

Heather is grateful to continue her Fusion journey with Fusion Princeton’s incredible team and thrilled to be part of a learning environment without limits.