Head of School
Troy Byrne joined Fusion Academy as the Head of School in Plano in July 2019. As Head of School, he collaborates with families, students, community members, and staff to create a supportive and adaptive learning environment for each student. Troy is honored and humbled to join the Fusion family where love, motivate, and teach are the cornerstone beliefs that guide our teachers in meeting students where they are and preparing our students for their futures socially, emotionally, and academically.
Prior to joining Fusion, Troy began his educational career teaching secondary math and science in El Paso for 12 years, and then transitioned into teacher support and administrative leadership positions over the last 15 years. Troy was a Science Staff Developer for Region 19, Math and Science Coordinator for Clint ISD, inaugural Principal for both the El Dorado 9th Grade Academy and Pebble Hills High School in Socorro ISD, School Improvement Officer for Socorro ISD, Executive Director of Curriculum for El Paso ISD, and Executive Director of Transformational Learning in Fort Bend ISD. Troy has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at El Paso.
Troy and his wife, Dr. Kentyl Byrne, welcomed their first son, Max Leonydas, into the world on August 26, 2015. Their second son, Dexx Archymedes, joined the family this past year on July 16, 2018. Troy and Kentyl are very busy keeping up with both boys! Kentyl is an avid runner and dedicates herself to running at least one marathon a year. Troy loves everything about tabletop games and has a rather extensive collection of over 500 games. Together, Kentyl and Troy love to travel, however their jet setting is in a temporary holding pattern until the boys get a bit older. As they await their next adventure, the family enjoys eating the amazing dishes and desserts that Kentyl creates from her Pinterest finds.
Fun Fact: Troy has visited schools in China, Amsterdam, and Peru to share and observe classroom instructional practices.