Phone: (610) 269-6021, Ext. 11350


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.Ed. Elementary, K-6; Special Education N-12 M.Ed. Elementary Education Reading Specialist Certification K-12 Instructional Coaching Endorsement

Mrs. Kate Fahnestock

Mrs. Kate Fahnestock is a 2008 graduate of West Chester University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education. She holds a masters in elementary education from Cabrini College (2013) and earned a Reading Specialist Certification from Widener University (2015) as well as an instructional coaching endorsement from Eastern University (2020). She is in her thirteenth year of teaching, her tenth in Downingtown, where she has taught kindergarten and second grade. She has also served a grade level leader, tech innovator, and for 2.5 years as an instructional coach in DASD.

Both Mrs. Fahnestock and her husband were born and raised in Coatesville where they currently reside with their three children and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Teddy. They love swimming, taking trips to the beach, and playing sports together as a family.

Mrs. Fahnestock loves to read and learn new things. She hopes to inspire her students to be lifelong learners as well.