Yvonne Bustamante

Department Head

Education

Yvonne attended San Diego State University as a student athlete where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Health Science minor in Biology. She then obtained her Masters of Science in Psychology with the concentration in Doctoral Preparation.

Experience

Prior to Fusion Academy, Yvonne taught at Chaparral High School and Gompers Preparatory Academy in San Diego California.

Gompers Preparatory Academy (GPA), is a college prep charter school serving primarily African American and Latino students in one of San Diego's lowest income neighborhoods. Yvonne taught 9th grade Integrated Math I and 11th grade Integrated Math III. Prior to working at GPA, Yvonne taught at Chaparral High School. Chaparral is one of the largest continuation high schools in San Diego providing alternative education for struggling students. Students attend Chaparral for a variety of reasons including poor attendance, lack of academic success and behavioral issues. During this time, Yvonne attended professional development courses focused on closing achievement and opportunity gaps.

Yvonne's teaching experiences have allowed her to develop a strong skill set relevant to the academic mission of Fusion Academy. Yvonne believes all children should have access to a great education as they are our future. Yvonne's wish is to contribute to the Fusion Academy community and provide its scholars with a positive, loving, and respectful learning experience.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Has gone sky diving
  • D1 Scholar Athlete at San Diego State University
  • Enjoys long runs with her Siberian Husky, Rogue
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