Having devoted twenty-five years of her career to education, April’s experience includes an international speaking tour with the Bureau of Education and Research, teaching elementary and middle school, Curriculum Coordinator, Principal, and an internationally known consultant and keynote speaker for Reading State Conferences across the nation. She has gained recognition across the country in improving reading and writing scores in struggling schools. o LITERACY CONSULTANT BISD, IMPROVING IR SCHOOLS USING BALANCED LITERACY FRAMEWORK- 2014-PRESENT o FOUNDER SMART SCHOOLS TRAINING & RESEARCH 2004-PRESENT o KEYNOTE/ FEATURED SPEAKER INTERNATIONAL READING CONFERENCES, NATIONWIDE -– BALANCED LITERACY FRAMEWORK 2001- PRESENT o CURRICULUM DESIGN COORDINATOR SOUTH COOK, ILLINOIS 2009-2012 o PRINCIPAL SAN DIEGO 2004-2006 o EDUCATOR SAN FRANCISCO 1999-2003 o INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER BUREAU OF EDUCATION & RESEARCH, SEATTLE WA 1999-2001 o DISNEY AMERICAN TEACHER NOMINEE 2000 o FLORIDA TEACHER OF THE YEAR 1999 o EDUCATOR K-5- FLORIDA 1992-1999
Above all, teaching remains April’s passion and she understands the importance of constructing a learning environment that maximizes every student’s ability to learn effectively. April is an exciting presenter with up-to-date, research based proven strategies who will help you find the inspiration, courage, and resources to nurture a joyful and authentic literacy classroom!
April Severino is a dynamic and energetic presenter whose acclaims include Florida’s Teacher of the Year and nominee for Disney’s American Teacher Award. April is the author of Teaching with Smart Centers , Creating a Smart Writer’s Workshop, and Smart Tips for Guided Reading. Her presentations are heavily sought after by educational conferences and both private and public-school systems because of her highly effective staff development training and seminars.
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education - University of Central Florida
Core competencies include: • Balanced Literacy • Creative Environment • Differentiated Instruction • Curriculum Design • New Teacher Training • Effective Assessments • Professional Communities • Cost Reductions • Social Studies & Literacy • Technology Integration • Instructional Leadership • Efficiency Improvements • High Adoption Rate • Writing K-8