Certified K-8 Elementary Education
CDA District Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
Ramsey Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016
Bachelor of Science, Gonzaga University
Master of Arts in Education
Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR)
Teaching Since 2001
Ramsey Elementary since 2010
My name is April Murrell and I am so excited to be your first-grade teacher this year!
I have been teaching since 2001 and have loved every minute. I am a Gonzaga graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. I also have a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR). As I'm sure you know, Ramsey is a very special place. What a great place to grow and learn as a student!
This year we will be on a fantastic journey with our elbows deep in science. By integrating science throughout all the academic disciplines, we will explore units such as Animal Habitats, Sound, Matter, Soils, and much more! You will also have the opportunity to participate in our classroom, as well as the individual Science Fair.
I will hold high expectations for you and expect the best you can give me, all year long. Not only will you be a learner, but you will also be the teacher this year! It is my job to teach you in a way that is not only engaging but creates a life-long love of learning. By learning in a fun and positive atmosphere, you will be motivated to take risks and learn more than you can imagine!
My husband and I, both Gonzaga Alumni, have been living here since 2002. We have three very active boys and are a VERY busy family. I love being outdoors, traveling, reading, and most of all, playing with my family and with you. Since you are my family when I am away from my own, our classroom will not only be filled with lots of learning but lots of hugs and smiles, too. I can't wait to meet you and get started!
We are going to have a fantastic year together!