Meet Our Teacher of the Year

Ms. April Wallis

Millbridge Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year for 2018

We are truly pleased to announce April Wallis as the Millbridge Elementary School‘s 2018 Teacher of the Year.  April is a special education teacher.

April routinely goes above and beyond for her students and colleagues.   She is a compassionate and patient teacher who is known for doing a remarkable job helping students who are experiencing learning challenges discover their strengths and she fosters an environment that allows them to succeed. In one of her nominations, a colleague shared that “Her creative flair leads to the production of innovative lessons that address the diverse learning styles within her classroom.”

She models what it means to be a lifelong learner and is continually seeking new knowledge and learning new techniques and strategies to support her students on a wide array of relevant topics such as educational technology, student motivation, classroom management and ways to support the dyslexic learner. She has served as a mentor teacher to aspiring and new teachers and often will take the initiative to offer colleagues materials or resources that will help them better reach a struggling student.

April routinely serves the larger Millbridge community in numerous capacities including being a member of the DEA’s rep council, serving on curriculum committees including most recently the science committee, being an active member of the special education Parent Advisory Committee,and serving as an I&RS representative. She often volunteers her time at community events such as the PTA’s Fall Festival and the DEF’s Harlem Wizards event.

One of her colleagues stated that her “students are fortunate to have her as a teacher. Her knowledge in the area of special education sets her apart as a master teacher”.  Another nomination stated that “The Delran community is fortunate to have her dedication and excellent work ethic.”  The sentiments continued to be echoed by another coworker who stated,  “It is truly inspiring to witness an educator with such a passion for the profession.” It is for these reasons and many more that we are proud to recognize this year’s Teacher of the Year….Ms. April Wallis.