About the Authors


kristie picKristie Burk, DASD Coordinator of Cyber and Blended Learning

Kristie Burk is in charge of all of DASD’s online and blended learning programs, including the Downingtown Cyber Academy.



jon2Jonathan Blow, Downingtown Area School District Technology Integration Coordinator

Jonathan Blow helps the K-12 professional staff integrate technology
into their curriculum instructional, remedial, and assessment
programs in order to align and enhance classroom practice. He also coordinates all the Instructional Coaches.

Instructional Coaches

The role of the Instructional Coach is to serve as part of his/her school’s leadership team, providing job-embedded and ongoing professional development for teachers, staff, and administration.

sara brosious headshotSara Brosious, Instructional Coach for Downingtown East High School

Formerly a Spanish teacher, Sara is interested in working with teachers on fun, engaging tools for students.  Her current favorite is BreakoutEdu.



micheleMichele Curcio, Instructional Coach for Beaver Creek Elementary School, Bradford Heights Elementary School, West Bradford Elementary School and Springton Manor Elementary School 

Michele Curcio has been a 2nd and 5th grade teacher, a middle school ELA teacher and a digital information technology teacher.  As a Google Certified Educator, she’s particularly interested in helping teachers use Google to the max.


christine.jpegChristine DiGiovanni, Instructional Coach for the Marsh Creek Sixth Grade Center

Christine DiGiovanni is a former science teacher. She loves using technology to help students collaborate with one another both inside and outside of the classroom and to give students variety and choice with their learning.




Khristina Hunt, Instructional Coach for Downingtown West High School

Khristina is a former business teacher who loves to stay on top of tech ed tools.  She currently loves BreakoutEdu.




Jackie Longan, Instructional Coach for Bradford Heights Elementary School, Brandywine Wallace Elementary School and Uwchlan Hills Elementary School

Prior to becoming an instructional coach, Jackie Longan taught 5th grade.  She is looking forwarding to working on elementary curriculum technology integration with her staff.



Katherine Meyers, Instructional Coach for Downingtown STEM Academy

Katherine Meyers is a former English teacher.  She loves helping teachers at STEM with Schoology, Managebac, and Apple products.




Travis Orth, Instructional Coach for Pickering 
Valley Elementary School, Lionville Elementary School ,and Springton Manor Elementary School 

Travis is a former health and PE teacher who is interested in making life more efficient for teachers and students through the use of technology.


jsmith.pngJeff Smith, Instructional Coach for Downingtown Middle School

Jeff Smith is a former Business Ed and Special Ed teacher who currently loves working with teachers on video, Google, and Schoology.




Nicole Konert Stulak, Instructional Coach for East Ward Elementary School, Shamona Creek Elementary School, Lionville Elementary School, and Brandywine Wallace Elementary School

As a former 3rd and 5th grade teacher, Nicole Stulak is interested in working with teachers on Design Thinking and Scannable Technology, such as QR Codes and Augmented Reality.



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