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Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Educator, Author, School Leader

Kathryn writes and presents frequently on hope, heart, and high expectations in schools. She is the author of five books: Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women: Cultivating Courage, Connection, and Self-Care in Schools, When Your Child Learns Differently: A Family Approach for Navigating Special Education Services With Love and High Expectations, Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Students, Connected Classrooms: A People-Centered Approach for Online, Blended, and In-Person Learning (co-authored with Stephanie Walter, forthcoming in 2022), and Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies: Classroom Resources on Resistance, Representation, and Radical Hope for Grades 6-12 (co-authored with Jill Clingan, forthcoming in 2022).
Kathryn is the executive director of Mizzou Academy, a global school system housed in the University of Missouri’s College of Education and Human Development. She also coordinates teacher education courses on community-engaged learning and culturally responsive teaching.

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