April Tierney

Known by her students as: "April"

Hello, I'm April! I love teaching and have been at it for more than 17 years. I have a Master's degree in education and have taught students of all ages. I have been teaching online for more than 3 years now and have taught students from more than 50 countries!

I live in the Midwest United States with my husband, daughter, and two cats who think they are dogs. I like geocaching, reading, roller skating, traveling, board games, animals, and acting. A fun fact about me- I collect coffee cups and my favorite one is shaped like a llama. (It's amazing.)

I love connecting and laughing with my students, and I can't wait to see you in class!


  • BA
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Minor: Mathematics    MA


Not only do I have years of experience and two teaching degrees, but I am a life-long learner who dreamt of being a teacher from the moment I she old enough to play "school" with my dolls. I have worked with children all of my life and have taught pre-school through college! I have had experience teaching almost every subject, but have spent the most time teaching math. I have many different experiences using technology in education, from teaching computer skills to middle school students, to running a mathematics lab at a local community college, to using technology to create lessons and teach them online.  I specialize in teaching neurodiverse students and especially enjoy the different perspectives that all students bring to the classroom. I am known for being a passionate, enthusiastic, and laugh-inducing educator who connects well with students. 


Magic Master
Honor Date: 2019
Honor Issuer: Magic Ears Company
Honor description: Reached the highest rank of teaching for the online ESL company "Magic Ears."
Where did you attend school? University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA;  Morningside College in Sioux City, IA
Do you like playing video games? Yes
Do you enjoy math? No
Do you enjoy solving puzzles or riddles? Yes