April Brown (M.Ed) is a Trauma Informed Specialist, curriculum developer, instructional coach, and writer. Formerly, April was a teacher and education leader in mainstream and alternative settings in the United States and internationally. She has taught students ranging from Pre-K through 9th grade. April is white, cisgender, and heterosexual.
April holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Special Education from Grand Valley State University and a Masters of Education with a certification in Mindfulness from Antioch of New England.
She is passionate about inclusive and responsive practices, specifically exploring how to disrupt unhealthy structures and unbalanced power dynamics in homes, schools, and communities that perpetuate systems of oppression. As a reflective practitioner, she strives to be driven by anti-bias, anti-racist mindsets and practices. She’s a lifelong learner and believes if we want to align our actions with our values we must start by looking inward. She’s an advocate for kids. April lives with her husband, four year old daughter, and two rottweilers in Putney, Vermont.
Vermont is home to the Abenaki Nation at Missisquoi, the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, and the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe, and it is the traditional homeland of many tribes. Learn more about land acknowledgements here.