Darby is the President of Fusion Global Academy. Darby brings more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the education and technology-based learning industries to her role. She is a facilitator and builder of world-class programs that serve students. Darby is an education entrepreneur who has been inspired by the power of technology and how it can be utilized to bring a highly personalized educational experience to students that helps them to discover and achieve their goals.
Darby began her career in education as Chief Administrative Officer and School Principal for a charter school in Philadelphia. An outspoken advocate for high-quality education and choice, she was a founding Board Director for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Charter Schools. Darby then worked at K12, Inc. for ten years in various roles launching and operating online schools, implementing quality program standards and accreditation, and leading curriculum development for the high school product offering. As the business owner of the private school’s division at K12, Inc. Darby led the development and implementation of a multi-tiered online offering to meet the individual needs of students.
Darby has served on several boards, including Apple Montessori Schools, and is a coach and volunteer in her hometown of West Chester, Pennsylvania. She received a BA in Psychology from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She and her husband Phil enjoy spending time with family and friends and watching their four children grow to new heights. Darby is their biggest fan and is always cheering from the bleachers at basketball and volleyball games. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, gardener, and is working on learning to knit. Darby is happiest when her toes are in the sand.