Mitsuye Conover

Bartlesville, OK | Years Taught: 1965 – Present

Mitsuye 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. 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.

Additional 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