2nd Grade Teacher
phone: 630-894-9200 ex. 5202
Hello! My name is Nicole Kastory. I began teaching in District 13 in the spring of 2008 as a paraprofessional at Erickson Elementary after attending Illinois State University. I then had 7 wonderful years teaching 4th grade at DuJardin. At that point, I became a part-time literacy coach and reading specialist here at DuJardin for 5 years, while I enjoyed the other part of my time at home with my sons! Now I am here in 2nd grade! I have wanted to be a teacher since 1st grade, and the joy and passion I feel for the students excites me each day!
My husband (who teaches at Westfield Middle School) and I have two amazing sons. My family is my greatest love and passion. We love spending time together playing games, sports, toys, and taking adventures to check off items on our bucket lists.
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! Being a kid is magical, and I am grateful to be invited into their magical worlds every day. Learning is easy when there is a sense of community, belonging, and fun, and I hope students experience that in our classroom throughout the year.