Mitsuye  Conover

School:

 

Bartlesville High School

Location:

 

Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Subject(s) taught:

 

Social Studies and English

Total years in current position:

 

5

Total years as a classroom teacher:

 

30

 

Career Highlights

  • Mitsuye Connover was born in a World War II internment camp located
    in California, where she spent the first three years of her life.
  • She writes her own plays which eventually become part of a series of
    activities for each unit of study. These plays have been performed by
    her students for the student body, other schools and the general public.
  • Her commitment to students is reflected by the creation of the Sean
    David Conover Charitable Scholarship Foundation which Mitsuye and her
    husband established after their only child was killed by a drunk driver.

Education

1965

California State University at Long Beach, Bachelor of Arts in Social Science

1994

Northeastern State University, Master of Education, School Counseling

Teaching Experience

1983-Present

Social Studies & English
Bartlesville Public Schools
Bartlesville, OK

1974-1979

Social Studies
Bartlesville Public School
Bartlesville, OK

1965-1973

Social Studies & English
Long Beach Unified Schools
Long Beach, CA

Special Recognition

2000

Mid America Education Hall of Fame

2000

Finalist, National Teacher of the Year

1999

Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

1999

Bartlesville Teacher of the Year

1st-5th Editions

Who’s Who Among American Teachers

1984

Bartlesville School Foundation Grant

1983

Professional Improvement Committee Grant

Testimonials

“It was through Mitsuye’s influence that my son began thinking about
moral, social and political issues. She helped him develop the critical
thinking skills necessary to be a good citizen in our society.”

–Margaret S. Butler,
Parent of Student

“Mitsuye Conover transforms a normal classroom into a stimulating
interactive environment in which students connect the concepts of
history to their personal lives and prior knowledge base. Mitsuye
involves her students in stimulating dialogue, role play, debate,
dramatization, research, and writing. The students internalize the
concepts that have been taught, and it genuinely becomes their own
learning.”

–Rita Baird, Ed. D., Executive Director,
Elementary Instruction, Bartlesville Public Schools

“Like a waterfall of wisdom pouring into a river of respect, Mrs.
Conover is a teacher with a deep, undying devotion to her students and
her studies.”

–Amanda Sigler, Student