About the Teacher

 Mrs. April Orel



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.


Teaching Experience

  • 2000-2005     Taught first grade at Blue Creek Elementary School

    2005-2007     Taught third grade at Blue Creek Elementary School

    2007-present  Teaching first grade at Richlands Primary School

    *UNCW Partnership Teacher for field oberservation students and teaching interns

    *Onslow County Mentor for beginning teachers


Classroom Mission Statement

  • In Mrs. Orel's class we are a learning family. We are problem solvers and try our best every day. We are all leaders. We are smart! We can do it!