Andrew Smith-Fatten

Director of Education



Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University. While at Northern Illinois, Andrew performed clarinet and bass clarinet in many ensembles including the N.I.U Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Orchestra.


From 2005 to 2013, Andrew taught English, History, Government, Economics and Music in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He began teaching at Fusion Academy in Pasadena in 2013, became the Social Sciences Department Head in 2014, and transitioned into the role of Director of Education in February of 2021.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Is a Lego fanatic and has many sets in his office
  • Is a self-confessed cinephile and enjoys making short films
  • Really enjoys the random road trip to visit new and exciting places