April Diaz began her teaching career at 12, teaching a Primary class in Kenya. Today her classroom is in Salt Lake City with sixth graders from around the world. Along with her teaching duties, she also serves on the school’s instructional improvement team. With a major in elementary education and a minor in teaching English to speakers of other languages, her eclectic classroom consists of one non-English speaker, several children who are learning English, and three special education students. She says, “The key to success is education. The key to freedom is education.” She feels it is her responsibility to grow and progress as an educator and plans to work for educational reforms. April lives in Salt Lake City with her husband, David.