Phone: (610)942-8950, Ext. 27129


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Nicole Heistand

Nicole Heistand is one of two Literacy Specialists at Springton Manor Elementary School. She began teaching in the Downingtown Area School District during the 2009-2010 school year. Nicole has also taught half day kindergarten, full day kindergarten, and Grade 1 at Springton Manor.

Nicole attended West Chester University where she received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Reading. Nicole received a Masters of Education with a Reading Specialist Certification through Cabrini College.

Our Literacy Specialists monitor and strengthen the instructional program by providing literacy instructional support to teachers and direct instruction in literacy to select students.  Our Literacy Specialists deliver professional development and coach teachers in effective literacy strategies.