Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D.

Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D.

Educator, author, and international lecturer, Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D. is passionate about the capacity of student leadership to change the world. She serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement for Mizzou Academy. As the principal of their global K-12 programs, she works with students and teachers around the world. She has led conferences and professional development across the United States, as well as in Brazil and Vietnam.

Additionally, Dr. Fishman-Weaver coordinates university courses on culturally responsive teaching and service learning for teacher candidates at the University of Missouri. Prior to the principalship, Dr. Fishman-Weaver taught in public schools in Oakland, CA, and Columbia, MO. She has taught and led in special education and gifted education programs. She has also served as a teacher leader and mentor in English language arts and teacher preparation.

Dr. Fishman-Weaver writes and presents frequently on leadership, classroom culture, and advocacy for and with neurodiverse students. She is the author of three nonfiction books, a frequent contributor to Edutopia, and is known for adding surprise poetry to her research reports and keynotes.

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