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Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement, Mizzou K–12

Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, PhD, has a group of exceptional public school students from Oakland, California, to thank for teaching her how to be a teacher. These lessons have informed her work in special education, gifted education, language arts, and school administration.

Kathryn writes and presents frequently on student support, leadership, and differentiated approaches to learning. She is the author of three books: Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women (2018), When Your Child Learns Differently (2019), and Brain-Based Learning With Gifted Students (forthcoming 2020).

Kathryn currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement for Mizzou Academy, a global school district housed in the University of Missouri’s College of Education. In addition to serving as a school administrator, Kathryn also coordinates an undergraduate course on culturally responsive teaching.

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