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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 in Oakland, California, to thank for teaching her how to be a teacher. She has used these lessons across 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 the forthcoming book Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women

Kathryn currently serves as the director of academic affairs and engagement for Mizzou K–12.


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