Hinsdale Central Foundation, Partnership in Lifelong Learning

Kathryn Bouchard Chval

Membership level: Hall of Fame

Kathryn Bouchard Chval

Inductee Year 2019
Kathryn Bouchard Chval
Kathryn Bouchard Chval is the Dean of the College of Education at the University of Missouri (MU). Born at Hinsdale Hospital and raised in the community, Kathryn was fortunate to access high-quality education at Hinsdale Central High School and to begin her career teaching in elementary schools in Hinsdale District #181. Chval has authored or co-authored more than 70 publications and made hundreds of presentations. Her research focuses on effective preparation models and support structures for mathematics teachers, effective elementary mathematics teaching for multilingual learners, and curriculum standards and policies. Her commitment to educational solutions is rooted in her experiences in under-resourced schools in the U.S. In her current role as Dean, Chval is leading multiple efforts to pursue grand challenges in education, including the education access crisis and teacher workforce crisis.
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