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My name is April Mendzef and I am so excited to be teaching 4th grade this year! I’d like to tell you a bit about myself. I was born in Lexington, Kentucky. I have also lived in West Palm Beach Florida. My family moved to NC in 1989. I live in Raleigh with my husband, Rick, and our 3 children. My daughter Lillian is 16, my son Andrew is 13, and my youngest son, Ethan, is 9. We have two dogs named Charlie and Rose, as well as two cats named Phantom and Sassy. This will be my 3rd year at Yates Mill, and my 23rd year of teaching.
I graduated from Cary High School. After high school, I went on to study education at East Carolina University as a NC Teaching Fellow. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Spanish. I continued my studies at North Carolina State University, where I earned my Masters Degree in education with a concentration in Instructional Supervision and Reading. I was awarded National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist in 2008.
I love to exercise, play with my pets, and travel. I look forward to getting to know your student and family this year as we work together as partners in helping your child succeed!