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

Upcoming Open House!

Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am

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IST Trailblazer Speaker Series: William Kamkwamba

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Check out our Grade 2 trailblazers most recent collaborative project!

While exploring the IB transdiciplinary theme of "How We Organize Ourselves", students are inquiring into how people use measurement systems as organizational tools. During this engineering project, students were tasked with designing, measuring, building and improving a dream home for one of their stuffed animals.

Take a look at these trailblazers demonstrating the IB Learner Profile Attributes of "Inquirer, Thinker, and Communicator" as they built their dream homes!

*Don't forget to RSVP for our last Saturday Open House of the year! Saturday, February 10th @ 9:30 am
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Read all about our IST Grade 1 Student Scientists!

Our Grade 1 inquirers have been discovering the properties of gas using the IB key concepts as an exploration guide. Asking questions like "What is it like?" (form), "How does it change?" (change), and "What does it do?" (function).

Unlike liquid and solid matter, gas is quite tricky to find and investigate. The students' first task was to make gas to collect.
Students created gas by swirling mixtures together to form a bubbly reaction. A balloon was placed on top of the bottle to collect the gas. Students explored the properties of gas by adding varied amounts of mixtures together to increase the size of their balloons.

This incredible inquiry required students to utilize all of our IB approaches to learning (Research, Self-management, Communication,Thinking, and Social Skills).

Take a look at our students BUBBLING with excitement during this activity!
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International School of Texas , an IB World School, is offering limited placements to students in Early Childhood-Grade 5.

For more information about IST, we invite you to attend our upcoming Open House and Information Session on Wednesday, January 17th @ 9:30.

RSVP today by visiting istexas.org or email our admissions office at admissions@istexas.org
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International School of Texas shared Yvonne Nava KVUE's Mace Massingill- Hunger Fighter. ... See MoreSee Less

Meet Mace Massingill - Hunger Fighter. An incredible kid who is making a lasting impression on those in need... one can at a time. #DaybreakAllStar with International School of Texas #NoHunger

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

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