Colette O'Bannion

Dean of Academics

Colette O’Bannion

Hi, I'm Colette. Let me tell you a little bit about myself.

I was thrilled to join the Fairmont Preparatory Family in July 2020 as the Dean of Academics. I was honored to be the very first Ph.D. Education graduate from Chapman University, where I currently serve as an Adjunct Professor and have recently been invited to serve on the Attallah College Advisory Board. I have nearly 20 years in education as an Elementary Teacher, Blended Learning Certified Educator, Director of Professional Development, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Although I loved my time in P-8 education, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with high school students this year and have found my home with this community. I have been a dancer and musical theater performer since the age of 7 and worked at the Disneyland Resort as a parade performer, parade lead, and educator with the Youth Education Series. Service has always been a huge part of my life and I currently serve on the Board of Directors for CMTSJ, the largest non-profit children's musical theater organization in the country. In my free time, I enjoy reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Culture of Excellence

Founded on innovation, Fairmont propels student success in the US and around the world.