Expanding Literacy Development 

Educational Leadership Conference in São Paulo  The five professionals, seated in large wooden chairs, passed two microphones between them, each leaning in as their colleagues spoke. This moving panel included laughter, affirmation, and even a few tears. The topic was expanding literacy development in elementary, middle, and high schools across Brazil.  Catia Costa, who coordinates […]

Happy World Teachers’ Day 2023

Today, World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, and Education International (EI). At Mizzou Academy, we are proud to join in this global celebration of teaching, teachers, and learning. 

Mizzou Elementary: Site Visits with Our Youngest Tigers

Pink balloons quickly filled Verena Daroque’s Grade 1 classroom. The students were delighted for such a bright, hands-on opportunity to explore measurement. Lisa DeCastro, our Elementary Coordinator, beamed as she sat  with a group of the young mathematicians to hear more about their mathematical thinking.  Both she and Executive Director Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver remarked that […]

Mizzou Academy Celebrates Faculty Promotions

As we launch a new academic year, Mizzou Academy is thrilled to celebrate twelve faculty promotions! Alicia Bixby, Dr. Thitinun (Ta) Boonseng, Jill Clingan, Lisa DeCastro, Dr. Sherry Denney, Kimberly Kester, David Prats Vidal, Brennan Ransdell, Gregory Soden, Brian Stuhlman, Ericca Thornhill, and Stephanie Walter have all moved up from instructor titles into professors of […]

Everywhere You Choose to Fly

Congratulations to the MIE 2023 Scholars! The Mizzou International Experience (MIE) program culminates with an annual poster showcase in Townsend Hall. The showcase brings in faculty and staff from across the university who spend the morning learning with Mizzou Academy visiting high school scholars. Each student presents on what the MIE program has meant to […]

Two Programs, Two Celebrations, and One Deep Commitment to Gifted Education

Sometimes people get Mizzou Academy and Missouri Scholars Academy mixed up.  “It isn’t unusual at a conference for someone to stop by the Mizzou Academy table looking for information about the Missouri Scholars Academy,” said Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, executive director of Mizzou Academy.” Luckily, we can usually answer those questions, as well.”  Mizzou Academy is […]

Welcome to the Mizzou International Experience (MIE) Class of 2023

On Thursday, July 13, 2023, Townsend Hall was full of activity, laughter, and pizza as Mizzou Academy welcomed students, coordinators, and ambassadors for the Mizzou International Experience (MIE) program. The 2023 summer program students and ambassadors have joined us from Brazil, Spain, Ghana, and the United States.  At the Thursday Welcome Party, students heard from […]

Congratulations to Megan Lilien, our Spring Honor Award Recipient

We are thrilled to celebrate our spring honor award recipient, Megan Lilien. Megan Lilien currently serves as an Instructional Designer for Mizzou Academy. Prior to that, she served for several years as our Division Chair for Science, Health, and P.E. In 2021, Lilien was named the winner of the Technology Innovator Award by the Science […]

Teacher Appreciation Art Show

Demonstração de Valores Essenciais (Demonstration of Core Values) Amanda Alvarez couldn’t believe her eyes when she checked Instagram and saw one of her original paintings being celebrated at an event 5,000+ miles from home.  Alvarez serves as a middle school teacher at Colégio Dante in São Paulo, SP.  Her painting offered a fresh interpretation of […]