Teaching and Learning with Global Neighbors – Faculty Spotlight, Kimberly Kester

Since fall of 2021, Missouri has recently welcomed close to 2,000 Afghan refugees. Several members of the Mizzou Academy faculty are involved in resettlement and welcoming efforts. This month, we want to highlight Kimberly Kester’s work teaching an English class to a group of Afghan refugee women in the Joplin, Missouri area.  Ms. Kester shared […]

Mizzou Academy is Recognized as a “Hometown Hero”

Earlier this month (January 2022) Mizzou Academy was recognized as a Hometown Hero by New Chapter Coaching, a non-profit consulting and coaching group. Last year, our leadership team worked with New Chapter to develop and launch our current strategic plan. We were honored to be featured in their recent newsletter. Please find this bright story […]

Socks of Hope – Mizzou Academy Service Initiative

Our Mizzou Global Scholars program teaches young people that they don’t have to wait to start making a difference on the issues that matter to them and their community. In this service feature, read about how a group of Grade 8 scholars inspired action in both São Paulo, SP, and Columbia, MO. The Grade 8 […]

Karen Scales – Winter Honor Award Recipient

Our Townsend office was buzzing with activity around our cookie-filled table as those who could attend in-person and those on zoom swapped stories from the recent Thanksgiving holiday. To kick off our first cookie exchange, Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver and Interim Dean Lembke gathered the group together for some surprise announcements. One of these announcements was […]

From the Online Classroom to the Ice Rink – Student Feature, Ava Fleury

When Greg Soden, our Lead Speech and Debate Teacher came across Ava Fleury’s recent assignment in the Mizzou Academy Introduction to Speech course he was so impressed that he shared it with several faculty members. This assignment asks scholars to demonstrate a skill of their choice. Ava produced a fantastic video confidently outlining figure skating basics for a lay audience.

Megan Lilien, Technology Innovator Award Recipient 2021

Megan Lilien, Science, Health, and P.E. Division Chair at Mizzou Academy, was named the winner of the Technology Innovator Award by the Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM).  As an online and blended teacher, Megan Lilien has honed her skills in instructional design, teaching at a distance, and building relationships through technology-mediated methods.  Lilien’s work helps […]

September School Leadership Conference

On Friday, September 10, 2021, the Mizzou Academy Team held a school leadership conference with coordinators and administrators from our Brazil partner schools. The conference had nearly 50 attendees with more than 30 schools represented. The theme for the conference was A New Season in School Leadership. “Mizzou Academy has always operated on the belief […]