Venessa Kayrell is the Assistant Director for Fusion Academy Mission Viejo. She earned a B.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, but quickly realized that a research-based career was not what she wanted for herself. Believing that she could have a greater impact working with students in an alternative educational setting, Venessa began her career with Fusion Academy in 2011 as a math and science teacher. During that time, she happily cultivated her love for teaching, and also discovered that there were many more ways she could serve her students and their families. Throughout her years with Fusion, she has participated in curriculum writing projects, and has served as both the science department head and the SSD coordinator on her campus. Now, she is thrilled to serve the Mission Viejo campus as the Head of School.
An Orange County native, Venessa spends most of her free time with her husband and two beautiful children, Alexander and Claire. She loves attending farmers markets and cooking healthful, vegetarian food – most people are surprised to know that she’s been vegetarian since the age of 13!