Michael Kidwell

Math Department Head

My name is Michael Kidwell and I have the honor of instructing your child this year. For the past many years I have been teaching Math and Science to Middle School and High School students.

I would like to share with you a little bit about myself. I was born in Washington, D.C and grew up in Michigan, Ohio, and Maryland. I attended Engineering School in New York. Then I worked in Boston and then San Diego in both research and in manufacturing engineering. During those years I earned my Professional Engineers License from the State of California. I later earned my Masters degree at U.C. Irvine and then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I have worked for several Bay Area technology companies including Hewlett-Packard and National Semiconductor. Several summers ago I completed my Masters in education. We have a teenage daughter who enjoys friends, dance, and art. My ancestry is a mix of Welsh, Irish, and German. The Kidwell family name comes from the name of a port city in Wales near Great Britain.

I look forward to the coming academic year working with your student. I am here to teach the language and process of math, science and problem solving. That language has a distinctive vocabulary that is rich in symbols, pictures, words, and actions. Together let’s make Fusion Academy a true leader in education.