Head of School
Maggie Roche grew up in Yonkers, New York among a large and loud family. She always had a passion for reading, writing, drawing, and making anything that came to her mind. Maggie pursued her passion when she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in Studio Art from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY. Then, after many long and late nights at Manhattanville College, she earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing while teaching an amalgamation of subjects at Fusion Academy.
Above all, Maggie enjoys traveling and exploring different foods. She has driven across the United States and backpacked through Europe with her two best friends. Her favorite place in the world is Germany—more specifically a crumbling foot-bridge between two mountains viewing Neuschwanstein Castle. As a writer, she values the manipulation of words and sounds in books and performance arts. She listens to tons of music ranging from the Beastie Boys to Luke Bryan to modern rock string quartets. In high school she was an athlete, band geek (bass clarinet!), nerd and hippie, all the while with her head in the clouds. Her curiosity wanders and even with a head start, she’d never catch it.