April Connelley is an Educational Consultant for Hand2Mind. She is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She is a passionate reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their reading identity. She offers expertise in literacy, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development.
April spent fifteen years working directly with PreK-5th grade students, six of those years focused on targeting students most in need of reading intervention. The remainder of her time in public education focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together working as an instructional coach and district curriculum administrator. Additionally, outside of public education, April fulfills the role of a Literacy Specialist working with multiple districts across a geographic region.