Aiming to increase the quality of education and foster greater partnerships with parents and school leaders, the City of Coral Springs has selected April Wyche, former Country Hills Elementary School Assistant Principal, to serve as its first Education Relationship Manager.

Wyche will serve as a connection between the City, Broward County Public Schools and the community with these goals:

  • Elevate school-related priorities
  • Interact with local parent groups
  • Develop an alliance among city schools
  • Increase the flow of school-related information to the community.

She also plans to create a collaborative “think tank” for school leaders to share ideas and best practices.

Wyche, who was drawn to the position because of its coalition-building focus, looks forward to tackling the opportunities and challenges that may come with the role.

“This position spoke to me because, throughout my career, I have excelled at relationship-building,” Wyche said. “I envision my role in this position as an intermediary – bringing people and ideas together for the common good of our educational community.”

Wyche will report to Deputy City Manager Catherine Givens, who oversees the City’s educational focus for the community.

“April brings an extensive level of experience and charisma, along with a heartfelt desire to institute positive change for parents, educators, students and the community as a whole,” Givens said. “I look forward to working closely with her to advocate for the needs of schools in our City and build upon our reputation as a model for educational excellence.”

Most recently, Wyche served as an Assistant Principal at Bennett Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale. As the Assistant Principal at Country Hills Elementary School, she guided the school to consistently achieve an A rating while serving as an instructional leader for the school and supervisor to a staff of 46. Wyche also served as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Specialist and School Counselor at Dolphin Bay Elementary School in Miramar. Prior to that position, she worked as a School Counselor at the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School, a position she held for 10 years. Wyche also taught grades two through five and has served as a mentor to school leaders.

Wyche became interested in education when she worked as a substitute teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University and a post-graduate degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern.

Wyche has always wanted to broaden her impact in local education and believes that her work with the City can create a widespread ripple effect. “Our youth are our most valuable asset, and their education is paramount,” Wyche said. “I am confident that, working together, we can make Coral Springs an even brighter shining star that lends to the City’s vision to be the premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.”

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