Nicola Heard, Lead Teacher

Nicola Heard has been a teacher of elementary school children for over twenty five years and still thinks it is the best job in the world! She is English and has been living with her family in the States for eleven years, the last six here in Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Education Honors Degree from College of St. Hild and St. Bede, University of Durham, UK, and is a Certified Teacher in both Texas and Michigan. Prior to the International School of Texas she worked at a local international IB school, in Michigan, in Germany, and for many years in the UK. She enjoyed working in a variety of management positions over the years and teaching children across the whole elementary school age range. Nicola has a child-centric approach to teaching and is a great believer in positive behavior reinforcement. She has five years of experience of teaching in an International Baccalaureate school and enjoys using these PYP skills to further enhance learning within her classroom.

Outside of work she enjoys a range of mainly outdoor activities with her family (husband and two children aged 15 and 19) including travelling, skiing, diving and being out and about on their boat on Lake Travis.

Email address:​ n.heard@ISTexas.org

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IST Trailblazers loved seeing the Solar Eclipse today with their ISO approved eclipse glasses! Our curious students inquired into this amazing phenomenon throughout the day and were bubbling with enthusiasm when the time came to view the partial eclipse. What a great way to start an fantastic school year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Back Trailblazers!

What an amazing first day of school! As you can tell by the photos, smiles were not in short supply!

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Don't Forget!
Tomorrow we will be hosting our Back-To-School Uniform Sale from 10-12pm in the gym! Stop in and take advantage of these great deals!
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Today we celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day. Help us commemorate one of our IST Trailblazers by sharing this post! Let's spread his message to take action and inspire change.

How will your family take action this summer? Tag us at International School of Texas #ISTTakesAction to share your summer stories!

#MakeEverydayaMandelaDay

"It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it."
-Nelson Mandela
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School may be out but summer camps are keeping our campus full of laughter and smiling faces! Take a look at our recent campers having a blast with Learning Fun 101 - Engineering & Robotics - South Austin. Next week we are delighted to welcome TexARTS to IST for our performing arts camp! ... See MoreSee Less

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Contact Info

Address:
International School of Texas
4402 Hudson Bend
Austin, TX 78734
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Phone: (512) 351-3403
Fax: (512) 364-0277
Email: info@istexas.org