Gretel French

Director of Student Development



Gretel graduated with an MAT in Education at the University of Southern California and a BA in English and Communications from SUNY New Paltz. Gretel holds teaching certifications for grades 5-12 in both New York and Virginia, and is recognized as a certified AP teacher via the Collegeboard.


Gretel has been in education for 12+ years. In addition to classroom teaching in New York and Virginia, Gretel has also taught in an AP program in China. Before Gretel joined Fusion D.C., she also served as a Site School Principal for an American High School program in Yixing, Jiangsu, China for 6 years, and as Director of Student Development and Campus Director for the Fusion Washington D.C. campus for the last 3 years.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Hiked to the top of Mt. Fuji in Japan.
  • Loves watching movies and tv, especially the Golden Girls and anything with Peter Sellers.
  • Has actually been to the real Shire (Hobbiton) in New Zealand.