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April Mehrer

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

I’m excited to join the amazing staff of CCA this year! This will be my sixth year teaching the humanities to 7th and 8th grade students, as well as a leadership elective, and I absolutely love it! Prior to teaching, I served as a youth ministries director to 6th-12th grade students in San Jose, California. At the same time, I also served as the Community Relations & Events Coordinator for 4others, a nonprofit ministry (that was started by 11-17 year olds!) dedicated to collaborating with others in the fight against local and global poverty. So, I hold high standards for my students. Why? Because they are capable of doing amazing things! My primary goals in the classroom are

  1. Students will develop a global mindset, engaging with different perspectives, cultures, and sources, so that they will be effective ambassadors for Christ.
  2. Students will strengthen their written and verbal skills so that they can use their voices to effect positive change in our world.
  3. Students will become leaders among this generation, learning when and how to make a difference.
  4. Finally, I aim for my students to believe that learning is FUN, and feel empowered to discover, create, and share with the world around them.

Random Five:

  1. I have 7 younger sisters (including three amazing foster sisters).
  2. My husband and I moved to Portland, OR two years ago so he could pursue his dream in becoming an architect.
  3. I love trying out extreme sports, which has included rock climbing, spelunking, bungee jumping, and skydiving… but, I’m afraid of Ferris wheels.
  4. Some of my favorites are: turquoise, coffee, used book stores, Oreos, and summer!
  5. Instagram: @april4others