Hello, my name is April Stewart. I grew up on Duck Valley Indian Reservation, otherwise known as Owyhee, Nevada. I am a United States Army Veteran and full time college student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Ecological Restoration and a Minor in Sustainability from Oregon State University. I enjoy working at EIAA helping educate, increase social awareness, and encouraging students to pursue their dreams. I often find that the students teach me new understandings and ways of thinking. I teach technology and physical education, helping prepare students for the future, encouraging physical activity and sports. Everyone who knows me knows that I love to be outside, I enjoy fly fishing, hiking, kayaking, backpacking, hunting, and most outdoor activities.
I was born and raised in Price, Utah. I met and married my husband Tony in 2003; we have five kids - four boys and one girl. In 2014, we relocated to Elko, Nevada for my husband to work at the mines. I homeschooled my children up till 2016 when we joined the Elko charter school. I volunteered in my kids' classes and subbed for recess duty for two years. Then, in 2019, I became a full-time Special Education Aide here at EIAA. I am currently pursuing my Associates of Arts Degree that I will be obtaining in May of 2021. I enjoy spending time with my family hunting and being in the outdoors. When not in the outdoors, I enjoy watching movies and playing games. It is a pleasure working with students and watching them grow.
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin