By Emily Riddles
Vera Da Vinci joined ISA as a Social Studies coach in Philadelphia in 2018. She has a long and varied career as a museum educator, curriculum consultant, presenter of professional development workshops, and teacher with the Philadelphia School District. She has forged relationships with a number of history and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. At the Philadelphia School District, Ms. Da Vinci also managed the Philadelphia School District’s Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs. As a coach, she enjoys working with students to help them see relevance and connections to their learnings and lives and helping teachers employ teaching strategies that increase students’ engagement level and academic performance.