Claud Allaire began the long journey of developing a school in 2011 and has led the school through the founding and start-up process. He earned a teaching degree from the University of Michigan, a masters’ in sport psychology from Ithaca College, and completed the Education Specialist program for principals from the University of Minnesota. He has spent the last 27 years as a teacher and administrator in traditional public schools as well as several charter schools. His passion for FIT Academy stems from his background as a high school and collegiate coach where he witnessed first-hand the benefits of developing the whole person through athletic participation. Claud is married and has four children and enjoys hiking, kayaking, and biking in the summer as well as skating and skiing in the winter!