Head of School
Dr. Melissa Edwards grew up in rural North Carolina and is a first generation college graduate. From an early age she knew she wanted to be an educator. Working with students and teachers energizes her, and she finds her purpose in helping others discover theirs. She has taught in public, private, charter and virtual schools over her 18 year career and brings a plethora of experiences and knowledge to Fusion Academy.
She holds a Doctorate of Education as well as an Education Specialist degree in the area of Teacher Leadership from Walden University. Additionally, Dr. Edwards holds a Master of Education degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle Grades Education from North Carolina State University. She achieved National Board Certification in the area of Early Adolescent English/Language Arts in 2008 and is an active member of the National Society for Leadership and Success.
Dr. Edwards has two amazing children, Eli and Della, and one lazy Labradoodle named Lucy. When she’s not working with students, she can be found playing with her children or on the beach with a good book.