Mrs. April Bernier

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Mrs. April Bernier

Hi!  My name is April Bernier and this is my tenth year teaching.  I grew up in Rhode Island and earned my Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Smith College in 2006.  I taught for six years in Rhode Island before moving to North Carolina in 2015.  Since then, I have taught at Johnston County Early College Academy, Innovation Academy, and Wake Early College of Health and Sciences.  Now I am excited to be part of the 8th grade team at Riverwood!

My approach to teaching is student-centered, open-ended, and focused on critical thinking and creativity.  It is important to me that my students learn not only science facts, but also how to think like scientists.  I also work hard to make sure students understand the real world applications of each topic we study.  Finally, I try to give my students as much control over their learning and achievement as possible.


When I'm not teaching, I enjoy reading, biking, woodworking, and spending time with my family.

Please feel free to contact me by email: aprilbernier@johnston.k12.nc.us

  • Homeroom: 7:35-8:10

    1st: 8:10-9:10

    2nd: 9:13-10:13

    3rd: 10:16-10:56 (8th Grade students are at enhancements)

    4th: 10:59-11:36 (8th Grade students are at enhancements)

    5th: 11:42-12:42

    6th/7th: 12:45-2:28

    AIR: 2:31-3:10

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