CJ Watkins is our Master Teacher for Fusion Oak Brook. His role is to serve as the academic lead on campus. He has many commitments pertaining to our team and students but among the most essential is to help the students concerning their educational journey. As an educator first, this is a commitment he takes very seriously. He is here to help guide the best student outcomes possible, lead and develop our teachers for exceptional instruction, and help your family on your educational journey.
He is a teacher of multiple subjects, including social studies, government, economics, and electives. CJ earned his B.A. in history from the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL and earned his professional teaching license from Northern Illinois University. While studying historical perspectives and teaching methods/research at NIU, CJ participated in multiple clinical experiences throughout Chicagoland schools. His training as a teacher culminated in an intensive student teaching semester, followed shortly by substituting in public schools to further hone his craft.
CJ is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. He particularly enjoys tasting the widest array of foods he can find. While he is an enthusiast of spicy foods especially, he once mistook wasabi as guacamole during his first foray into sushi dishes. It was a mistake he will never make again as his sinuses were never quite the same.