Michelle Houlihan

Interim Head of School

Michelle is thrilled to be the Head of School in Training for the East Coast and make her next move to Fusion Fairfield as the Interim Head of School! She graduated from Pace University with a degree in Human Relations and Psychology/Counseling. After realizing her passion for teaching and education, she continued on for her Masters and graduated from the College of New Rochelle, earning a dual degree in Childhood and Special Education.

Prior to joining Fusion, Michelle worked in many diverse schools across Westchester and New York City for five years. After realizing she could take her passion for teaching international, she headed to Europe and got TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certified. While home for the holidays in 2013, Fusion Westchester won her heart over and she never looked back!  Over the last five years, Fusion has led Michelle to some great positions and places! Michelle began working at Fusion Westchester as a Life Skills, Wellness, and Physical Education Teacher.  Her love for Fusion grew and she realized she wanted to develop at a place she considered her forever home. In 2015, Michelle became Fusion Westchester’s Post-Secondary Counselor, which is a position she has held for the last three years. Then, in 2016, she became both their Assistant Director and Post-Secondary Counselor.   After spending many cold winters in New York, she was excited to be asked to head to Miami, where she became the Interim Head of School and helped support the opening of Fusion’s first Florida campus! Now after coming back to the Northeast, Michelle is excited to transition into the Interim Head of School at Fusion Fairfield for the next few months.

Outside of Fusion, Michelle has a true love for traveling and exploring new cultures. She especially loves spending time at the beach and enjoys all New York sports.  Michelle is definitely a jokester and is always trying to find ways to make people laugh! She is excited to continue her Fusion journey and cannot wait to see where this new role brings her!

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