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Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Mizzou Academy
Executive Director
University of Missouri, College of Education
Kathryn Fishman-Weaver serves as the Executive Director of Mizzou Academy. She began her teaching career as a special education teacher for a public K-8 school in Oakland, CA. Since then, Dr. Fishman-Weaver has taught and led programs in special education, gifted education, English language arts, and teacher preparation. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. She is the author of three books in education, Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women (2018), When Your Child Learns Differently (2019), and Brain-Based Learning with Gifted Students (2020). She has two new books under contract, one co-authored with Stephanie Walter on culture and connection in the blended classroom and a second co-authored with Jill Clingan on teaching women's and gender studies.

Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver’s work has appeared in numerous publications and been referenced by the U.S. Department of Education. She supports the University of Missouri’s teacher education program by coordinating required courses on culturally responsive teaching and the Honors College in advisory work with the Missouri Scholars Academy. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director, she served for five years as the Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement for Mizzou Academy during a period of rapid international growth. She has lectured and led professional development sessions around the world. Dr. Fishman-Weaver is also an avid local volunteer on issues of food insecurity and youth advocacy.