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 […]

Library Exhibit Features Literary Works of Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Exhibit Description: View a collection of literary and arts integration projects led by Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver. This bright display draws the viewer right into stories about youth participatory action research (YPAR), global education studies, and experiences teaching women’s and gender studies in schools. From murals created with kindergarten scholars to a bubblegum pink model of […]

Supporting Childhood Health and Safety through Professional Learning

Special Series for Child Abuse Prevention Month This month, Grade 8 students in our Mizzou Global Scholars course studied the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted in 1989. This international agreement on childhood addresses the universal and unique rights children should have. […]

Full Shelves and Full Hearts: Supporting Childhood Health and Safety

Special Series for Child Abuse Prevention Month Since 1983, April has been recognized as Child Abuse Prevention Month across the United States. This month-long advocacy and educational outreach campaign has a long history. In 1974, the first federal child protection legislation, the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA, was passed. CAPTA has been amended […]

Jacquelyn Kay, Celebrating 20 Years of Service With the University of Missouri

Jacquelyn Kay is known across Mizzou for her adventuring spirit, love of world languages, and commitment to excellence. Recently, Kay’s colleagues at Mizzou Academy celebrated her 20 years of service to Mizzou. A Background in World Languages Some members of the Mizzou community may recognize Kay for her many years as a Spanish instructor with […]

Nick Oswald, Celebrating 15 Years of Service to the University of Missouri

Nick Oswald’s career within the UM System began at Missouri S&T where he worked in MinerTech at the bookstore. In that role, he supported students with their computer questions and challenges. Our Director of Curriculum and IT, Angie Hammons, first met him while working in this role, and she quickly recruited him for her EdTech […]

Book Series Release – Teaching Women’s and Gender Studies

“We (Kathryn and Jill) believe that Women’s and Gender Studies calls us to: think critically across disciplines and points of view; offer and celebrate more complete stories of history, culture, and identity; affirm a multiplicity of lived experiences and perspectives; and work to further the cause of justice and equity while also reducing oppression and […]

Specialist Spotlight—Lisa Boyer

On January 5, 2023, Mizzou Academy held a Gratitude Luncheon.There, the team shared celebrations from 2022, recognized milestone work anniversaries, and announced the winter Honor Award nominees and recipient. The Honor Award is a peer-nominated recognition for excellence in our school community. It is open to all members of our team and awarded quarterly. This […]

An Eye for Excellence – Edna Conness, Student feature

At first, Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, executive director of Mizzou Academy, thought her voicemail message was spam. “The message mentioned a big national award and fancy camera kit prize. I thought it was one of those too good to be true messages, but then the caller named Edna Conness, our student, and I knew it was real.”  […]