Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year
My name is Kristen Nester. I am a Texas Reading Academy Literacy Coach and Cohort Leader. I will help to guide our students to become proficient readers and writers .
I began “teaching” at the age of four. My little sister and all of my stuffed animals were great students! I received my formal training at East Texas State University. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in 1990. My degree is in Elementary Education with a Reading Specialization and a Kindergarten Endorsement. I graduated with a Master's Degree from Amberton University in 2000. I am ESL certified. I am also certified to teach MTA. I completed the Reading Scholar Program at SMU in May 2018. This is my second year to be a Texas Reading Academy Literacy Coach and Cohort Leader. My teaching experience includes four years of Kindergarten, thirteen years of First Grade, four years of Dyslexia MTA teaching with RTI Reading and an additional four years of RTI Reading .
This will be my fifteenth year to work in Sunnyvale ISD. I have been married to my husband Mark for thirty-one years and we have two wonderful sons; Sam and Jake.
I have a passion for teaching literacy across the curriculum. I look forward to supporting teachers as they implement The Science of Reading and best practices into their classroom instruction. It is my goal to support reading growth and proficiency in reading foundational skills for all of our K-5 Raiders.
Please contact me through email if you want to share a resource you find interesting or share any “A-ha!” moments your child has. Also, contact me with any questions or concerns you may have. Collaboration and communication between teachers and parents will ensure that our students grow as learners.