About The Teacher
Hello parents and students! My name is April Hartman and I will be your child's second grade teacher. I am excited to be a Monte Vista mountain lion. I am an Arizona native growing up in north Phoenix. I graduated from Arizona State University with a BA in education. Since graduation I've stayed in the southeast valley. I taught in Tempe for 10 years with 9 of those years being 2ndgrade. This will be my fourth year at Monte Vista.
I am married and have two wonderful children. My ten year old daughter will be starting 5th grade and my five year old son will be starting 1st grade at Cielo. I also have a black standard poodle named Lola. We are an active family that love playing outdoors and swimming. In my spare time I like keeping active hiking, running and tap dancing. The beach and Disneyland are my happy places. I'm always up for trying new foods and cooking new recipes with my family.
I am looking forward to getting to know your child as we work on building a community of learners.