Ashley Nestor comes to Fox Chapel Area from the Greensburg Salem School District as the coordinator of elementary education, federal programs, and instruction. Prior to this role, she was the coordinator of instruction, an elementary gifted coordinator, and a second grade teacher.
Mrs. Nestor earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, receiving her degree in elementary education. She completed her Master of Science in Education and received her principal certification; curriculum, instruction, and assessment certification; and most recently, a superintendent’s letter of eligibility. Mrs. Nestor is currently enrolled in the doctoral studies program at the University of Pittsburgh.
As the Fox Chapel Area director of elementary education and instruction, Mrs. Nestor oversees the curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs for students across the four elementary schools. Moreover, she works closely with district and building-level administration to ensure an exemplary educational experience for the district’s youngest learners. According to Mrs. Nestor, the growth and development of teachers and students at Fox Chapel Area School District will be her priority and her most important undertaking as a leader.
The Fox Chapel Area School District (FCASD) is involved in many Remake Learning projects. FCASD hosts FabCon, training over 150 regional educators in the curricular implication and practical applications of MIT Fab Labs, certifies regional elementary educators, in partnership with Code.org, in the CS Fundamentals course, participates in the Pittsburgh Agency by Design cohort in collaboration with Researchers from Harvard University’s Project Zero, and offers high quality Maker-Ed opportunities to early childhood students.