Stacey Pistorova

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education and Accreditation Coordinator
PhD, University of Toledo
MEd, University of Toledo
BA, Skidmore College

Dr. Stacey Pistorova is Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Heidelberg University. She comes to Heidelberg after teaching at the University of Toledo and Terra Community College. Dr. Pistorova brings her passion for pedagogical equity and transforming education to her Heidelberg students, local PreK-5 teachers, and the larger educational community. Research interests include: PBL (Project-Based Learning); the role of the Arts in STE(A)M; Making and Tinkering in Education; and rethinking time as the impetus for change in education. She is a member of NSTA, serves on the editorial board for the Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, and is the recipient of a Martha Holden Jennings grant. Dr. Pistorova served as faculty advisor for Heidelberg sponsored trips to the Dominican Republic and the Texas border.

Courses Taught

EDU 225: Introduction to Primary Education
EDU 320: Introductory Conceptual Methods and Research for Primary Educators
EDU 323: Scientific Literacy and Methods in Primary Education
EDU 345: Advanced Concept and Research Methods in Primary Education
EIS 320: Family Systems/Social Issues
NDI 255: Integrated Arts in Early Childhood


Arts Integration; Project and Inquiry Based Teaching and Learning; STEAM; Social Foundations

Research Interests

Project-Based Learning; Empowering Early Childhood Educators; STEAM; the role of the arts in transforming teaching and learning; equity.


Pistorova CV

Stacey Pistorova
Lavely-Shedenhelm Education Center 122
(419) 448-2328
spistoro [at]