Head of School
Allison Mapes is thrilled to be joining Fusion as the Head of School for our new Rockville, Maryland campus. She holds a B.S. in Family and Child Development with a minor in Education from Virginia Tech. Allison earned her Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of San Diego. She began her career teaching in traditional classrooms in both public and private schools. It became apparent to her that students could thrive if given a more personalized program to develop their unique learning styles and needs. That set her on a course to find solutions that could achieve better results. She then spent more than a decade as a director for a private learning company helping students develop their underlying cognitive difficulties in not only reading comprehension but other learning areas as well. This work took her from San Diego to Chicago, then to London, England. After three years abroad, she returned to the states to launch that company’s Austin and Houston locations. Along with starting one of Fusion’s newest locations on the east coast, Allison is very excited to be moving “home” to the region of the U.S. where she grew up.
In her spare time, Allison enjoys traveling, day hiking, reading, baking, and spending time with her husband and two boys.