About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. April Orel
I am a Richlands native who loves teaching. I have a wonderful husband and three beautiful daughters. I believe that "all children have gifts, they just open them at different times."
I received my Associate in Arts degree from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to complete my Batchelor's degree in Elementary Education, K-6.
2000-2005 Taught first grade at Blue Creek Elementary School
2005-2007 Taught third grade at Blue Creek Elementary School
2007-2018 Taught first grade at Richlands Primary School
2018-current Teaching fifth grade at Heritage Elementary School (previously Richlands Primary)
*UNCW Partnership Teacher for field oberservation students and teaching interns
*Onslow County Mentor for beginning teachers
Classroom Mission Statement
We want to be successful leaders and learners by mastering strategies and following the 7 Habits. Our goal is to pass 5th grade and be ready for the future.