About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. April Orel

I am a Richlands native who is passionate about teaching. I love telling stories about my husband, three daughters, and two dogs. I believe that "all children have gifts, they just open them at different times."

  • School Phone: 910-324-3139

    School Email: april.orel@onslow.k12.nc.us


  • I received my Associate of Arts degree from Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina. I then transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington to complete my Batchelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education, K-6.


Teaching Experience

  • 2000-2005     Taught first grade at Blue Creek Elementary School

    2005-2007     Taught third grade at Blue Creek Elementary School

    2007-2018     Taught first grade at Richlands Primary School

    2018-current  Teaching fifth grade at Heritage Elementary School (previously Richlands Primary)

    *UNCW Partnership Teacher for field oberservation students and teaching interns

    *Onslow County Mentor for beginning teachers