Pinellas County

Classroom visit with 2017 Pinellas County Teacher of the Year, Vanessa Ko


Student-centered conversations fill the air of Vaness Ko’s AVID class at Palm Harbor Middle School. Discussions ranged from using logic to solve mathematical word problems to conjugating verbs in Spanish. All the while, Vanessa facilitated conversations through questioning techniques that put the student in the driver’s seat of their own learning.