Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
Milken National Educator Awards
April Lowe is currently a first-grade teacher at Parkway Elementary School in Ewing who holds a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Delaware State University. She was the first member of her family to obtain a college degree. She is a five-year educator who is currently working on her master's degree in Educational Leadership at the College of New Jersey. April can remember back to her childhood days when she was in the first grade and was labeled a slow learner. Her mom, who did not believe in labels, taught her to read and write at home. Her first grade year ended in success and April knew she wanted to become a teacher from that moment on. In September of 1998, April became a special education kindergarten teacher in Maryland. However, wanting to give back to the state she grew up in, April moved back to New Jersey a year later to teach first grade at Parkway Elementary School. She found that she loved teaching first grade since that was the grade that had a major impact on her. April served as the Principal of Ewing Township's Elementary Summer School program. Proving to be an asset, she was hired as the manager of the 2002-03 Extended Day Program, in addition to her first grade teacher position. April is also actively involved with the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association.