PBS Digital Innovator 2017

Krissy Venosdale

Krissy Venosdale Texas
  • Houston Public Media
  • The Kinkaid School
  • Missouri City, Texas

Krissy believes her teaching story is a typical one. She started out in education worrying about things, such as quiet lines and having enough copies of her worksheets for class. But her perspective has changed as the result of conversations with her students and an exciting trip to Space Camp for Educators where she and her fellow campers had the opportunity to take NASA's Zero G flight for a student experiment. From then on, her creativity blossomed and she soon realized that teaching was never about quiet lines to begin with. Now, as the manager of her school’s Maker Space, “The Launchpad,” she often spends her days buried in piles of cardboard that eventually get turned into amazing creations by the students in her school. “While they work, they build resilience, develop persistence, [and] practice creativity,” Krissy says. “They experience joy in learning.”

Fun Fact: Krissy publishes her own blog, where she reflects and writes about teaching and learning and shares posters she has created on a variety of topics. See her work by visiting KrissyVenosdale.com.

Follow Krissy on Twitter and Instagram, @krissyvenosdale.