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.”  […]

Advocacy and Friendship, A Music Lesson with Lou Jobst

When Mizzou Academy needed a music teacher for a special children’s event on self-advocacy and friendship, Dr. Kathryn Fishman-Weaver knew just who to call. Lou Jobst, known to many as “Sweet Lou,” has been bringing music to our team for almost seven years, and he’s been bringing music to children and schools for over four […]

Better Together: Teaching and Learning Conference in São Paulo, SP

It might have been the way Matheus Nucci Mascarenhas held his grandmother Marilia’s hand as the two navigated to our conference stage. It might have been the way Marilia beamed at her grandson the whole time. Regardless, 120+ conference attendees laughed and cried as these two told their story during the opening session for the […]

A Long Commitment to Gifted Education

Did you know that Mizzou Academy was the first online school to get an Advanced Placement course approved by the College Board? More than twenty years ago, Karen Scales, who now serves as Mizzou Academy’s global English Language Arts division chair, approached the College Board about launching Advanced Placement or AP courses at Mizzou Academy. […]

Right at Home at Mizzou

Lara Stefani, Mizzou Academy Alumna, Continues her Undergraduate Studies at Mizzou Although she is 5,000+ miles from home, Lara Stefani is no stranger to Mizzou, since she graduated from the University of Missouri High School in December 2021. As a high school student, Lara earned two high school diplomas before enrolling as a first year […]

Mizzou Marketing Project in Maringá

“It takes a lot more planning to put together a food stand than I imagined,” shares Laura Fabri about a recent school social studies project. “We have to prepare more than just the product we are going to sell and the selling itself. …Offering a good service can count more than having a good product […]

Fall Honor Award Celebration – Congratulations to Paul Craigmile!

Paul Craigmile is a Columbia local and traces his educational roots to our Columbia Public Schools (shout out to Russell Blvd. Elementary, West Middle School, and Rock Bridge High School) and Mizzou. While he has deep local roots, his work with Mizzou Academy includes giving feedback to students from around the globe. Paul excels at […]