Meara (rhymes with Sara!) had the great pleasure of being a part of the founding team that opened the Fusion Loudoun campus and returns for her second year as Assistant Director. Meara’s primary responsibilities include overseeing the academic program as well as hiring, training, and supporting all teaching staff. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with minors in French and Africana Studies from the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. Meara’s previous roles included serving as a founding teacher for two years, and then Principal for four years, at a middle school for underserved boys in Hartford, CT. She also worked with high school and college students as an Educational Programs Administrator at a scholarship organization in Alexandria, VA and has tutored extensively in Fairfax County. She feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Fusion Loudoun students and families and be part of such a dedicated and compassionate team of educators.
Meara lives with her husband in Falls Church, and enjoys staying active, being outside, volunteering, and traveling to and exploring new places. Some fun facts about Meara are that she studied abroad in Cameroon for a year and that she has run two Ragnar Relay races and many half marathons.