Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, Ph.D., serves as the Director of Academic Affairs for Mizzou K–12. As the principal of the global middle and high school programs, she works with students and teachers around the world. Prior to the principalship, Dr. Fishman-Weaver taught in public schools in Oakland, CA, and Columbia, MO. She has taught special education, gifted education, English language arts, and teacher preparation. Dr. Fishman-Weaver writes and presents frequently on student support, teacher leadership, and gender and education. She loves the written word, a good nap, and impromptu family dance parties in her kitchen.