Phone: (417) 256-5239


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Masters Degree in Education, Emphasis in Reading

Mrs. April Collins

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Hi! My name is April Collins, I have been working in education since 2010.  Starting out, I worked as a Title-1 aide at Richard's School in West Plains for three years, and then as the Middle School Science Teacher at Norwood Middle School for two years.  Next I taught at Willow Springs Elementary from 2015 to 2022 first in Third grade, and then in Kindergarten.  I returned to Richards School to continue teaching Kindergarten in 2022.

My wonderful husband Matt and I have two fantastic kids, Mckensie and Colton who are both very active athletes and they keep us busy year round.  I am a graduate of Missouri State University.  I obtained two different degrees from MSU.  First, I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education.  Next, I earned my Master's Degree in Education with an emphasis in Reading.  I love everything about being an educator and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be a part of your child's education.