Melisa Simpson-Lord

Head of School

Melisa is the Head of School at Fusion Academy Oak brook, IL. She has a strong passion for serving students and believes all children deserve a quality education.  Melisa grew up in Westchester County, New York.  She earned her Bachelors of Arts from Binghamton University and then a Masters of Arts in Education from New York University.  From there she went on to receive a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the College of Saint Rose.  Prior to relocating to the Chicago area, Melisa taught History and served as the Social Studies Department Chair in an alternative high school located in Westchester, New York.  She has over fifteen years of experience working in public education.  Her educational vision is to ensure all students learn in a positive and supportive environment.

Melisa enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.