Head of School
Meara (rhymes with Sara!) eagerly joins Fusion Academy Washington D.C. as Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year.
Meara had the great pleasure of serving as the Assistant Director of Fusion Academy Loudoun in its inaugural 2017-18 school year. There she also served as Interim Head of School from July-October 2018 while the Head of School was on maternity leave. She then took on a regional support role as Head of School in Training, primarily based at Fusion Academy Rockville. Prior to joining Fusion Academy in 2017, Meara worked in education for nine years, including serving as a teacher and principal in Hartford, Connecticut.
Meara 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. She feels extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Fusion students and families and be part of such a dedicated and compassionate team of educators.
Meara lives with her husband and baby daughter in Falls Church, VA, and enjoys staying active, being outside, drawing, 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.