My name is April Del Rio and this is my second year at Westwood Middle School. I started here in January 2010 after working at Pinewood Elementary for two years. I have worked with the Polk County School Board for about three years now. I have a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida and I am currently working on a second degree in English Literature.
I am married and have one little boy, JD, who is three. Outside of school, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and spending time with my son. I also do volunteer work when I can.
I believe that reading can take you anywhere and that you'll never be lonely as long as you have a great book to keep you company. I do like to have fun with my classes whenever I can but I do think that hard work is necessary to prepare for life in the real world. This is the reason that I hold my students to high expectations and assign homework in all of my classes.
I look forward to an excellent year with all of my students and their families. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns and, again, welcome to our new year!
You can reach me at school at 863-965-5484 or on my cell phone at 863-521-2282. You may also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.