Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D.

Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Interim Executive Director
Mizzou Academy | A Global School System
University of Missouri High School, Mizzou Middle School, Mizzou Elementary School
7,000+ middle and high school students from 40+ countries of origin
2,500 students in elementary from local and international partner schools
University of Missouri, College of Education Fall 2020 - Present


Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis: University of Missouri (Emphasis: PK-12 Educational Leadership)
Degree Awarded: December 2015

Dissertation:Wholehearted Affective Education: A Feminist Framework for Cultivating Courage, Connection, and Self-Care in the College Transition
Research Interests: school culture and leadership, neurodiversity, and alternative service delivery models

Masters in K-12 Special Education: San Francisco State University
Degree Awarded: May 2009 (Graduated with Departmental Honors)
Master's Thesis: Tutoring as an Intervention for the Tutor: Leadership Models for At-Risk Students

Bachelors of Science in Sociology: University of Missouri (Minors in English Writing and Women and Gender Studies)
Degree Awarded: May 2004 (Graduated cum laude with an honor's certificate, departmental honors and initiation into Phi Beta Kappa)
Received numerous University scholarships and awards
Honors Thesis: The Politics of Image Control: An Investigation of College Women's Experiences

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