• Hometown Peoria, IL
    High School Richwoods (1997)
    Colleges
    undergraduate - Illinois State (2002)
    graduate - Saint Xavier University (2009)
    Certificate in Computer Science Education – College of St. Scholastica (2016) 
    Degrees
    Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education
    Minor in Physics Education
    Master of Arts in Teaching and Leadership
    Certification
    National Board Certified Teacher - NBCT (2010)
    NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach - AIC (2015) 
    NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach - CIC (2016)  
    3D Literacy Certification (2017)
    Extra Info
    • Women in STEM - Outstanding STEM Teacher Award (2016)
    • NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award (2017, 2018, 2019)
    • Normal West Math Department Chair (2013 – present)
    • became an EnList Fellow (2011) and was a part of developing betabrain and KIKS
    • member of the IMSP (Illinois Math Science Partnership Grant) (summer 2015 - summer 2017)
    • the 2nd Redbird softball player in history to receive All-American honors both athletically and academically
    • Girls Who Code advisor (2015 - present)
    • CyberPatriots Coach (2019 - present)
    • Mathematics Teacher (2002 - present)
    • Physics Teacher (2007 - 2014)
    • Computer Science Teacher (2014 - present)
    • FiT Club (Females in Training - winter strength and conditioning program) Sponsor (2013 - present)
    • 3D Experience Teacher (2016 - 2017)
    • NFHS Coach Education Committee (2014 - 2017)
    • IHSA Softball Advisory Committee (2016 - 2018)
    • YWCA Woman of Distinction Nominee (2017, 2018)
    • PLTW Master Teacher for Computer Science Principles (2018 - present)
    • ISBE Those Who Excel - Illinois Classroom Teacher of the Year nominee (2019)
    Coaching Bio 
    • Head Varsity Softball Coach 2004 – Present
    • Career Record (16 Seasons): 422-136 (.756)
    • 2nd place IHSA 4A State Tournament (2016)
    • 7 Regional Championships (2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017)
    • 4 Sectional Championships (2006, 2012, 2013, 2016)
    • 1 Super Sectional Championship (2016)
    • Big 12 Conference Champions in 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
    • 2006, 2012, 2016 Illinois Coaches Association Sectional Coach of the Year
    • 2013 State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet Coach of the Year (female sport)
    • 2016 State Farm Student Athlete Recognition Banquet Coach of the Year Nominee (female sport)
    • 2016 Do What’s Right! State Final Sportsmanship Winner at the 2016 Softball State Finals. (Your school has set a high standard for other schools to follow during regular season and post season play)
    • In 15 graduating classes, 34 softball players continued to play at the collegiate level – 14 of these players played NCAA Division I softball. 
    • 2017 Finalist for the NHSACA National Softball Coach of the Year
     

     

     

     
    April Schermann
         

     Playing 2nd base at ISU

     

     

     

           
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