Literacy Coach / Reading Specialist
phone: 630-894-9200 ex. 5230
My name is Nicole Kastory. I began teaching in District 13 in the spring of 2008 as a paraprofessional at Erickson Elementary. I then had 7 wonderful years teaching 4th grade at DuJardin Elementary. I am now a part-time literacy coach and reading specialist here at DuJardin. Typically, my schedule allows me to be in the school Mondays, Tuesdays, and about every other Wednesday. The rest of the week I have the incredible opportunity to spend time at home doing my other very important and beloved job: MOM!
My husband (who teaches at Westfield Middle School) and I have an adorable son who was born in April of 2015. I am so lucky to spend some extra time with our little guy every week, while maintaining my passion for teaching! I love spending as much time as possible with my family, whether that means taking day trips, hanging out on the couch, reading, playing games, shopping, or even lesson planning together on occasion!
I am passionate about collaborating with teachers to provide students with an educational experience that not only covers content and increases academic growth, but also fosters life skills, confidence, comfort, and enjoyment!