State Supervisor of Mathematics, PAEMST Coordinator
April works at the Iowa Department of Education with a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Iowa Wesleyan. As the State Supervisor of Mathematics in the Standards and Curriculum bureau, her purview is instruction, assessment, and professional development for the mathematics content standards and standards for mathematical practices. Prior to joining the Department in 2016, she was a middle school and high school teacher, an instructional coach, an adjunct college professor, and Iowa Learning Online instructor and worked on various state and cross-state standards implementation projects. Additionally, she was a Smarter Balanced Item writer for various levels, contributed to the Smarter Balanced Digital Library, featured for professional development in the Formative Assessment Uber module for high school, and is viewable on Teacher Channel blog and video.