In 2011, Vancouver School of Theology faced the task of transitioning all student records to a new data management system, and April French was hired on contract to help us with this transition. She managed to successfully navigate the incredibly detailed and focused work of ensuring that all student transcripts were accurate, while collaborating well with our Registrar’s Office. And her work has stood the test of time; many years later, the work April was able to accomplish has meant that student transcripts continue to be produced accurately.
Rev. Dr. Pat Dutcher-Walls
Dean of Vancouver School of Theology
Vancouver, BC, Canada
ANONYMOUS TEACHING EVALUATIONS
April French is an amazing instructor! She cares about her students, and I would recommend any course taught by her.
I loved this class! April is such an amazing instructor, and I am so lucky to have been taught by her.
April is close to students and goes out of her way to help students find success.
Freshmen at the University of Wyoming
Laramie, WY (2019, 2020)
I think April's greatest strength as a teacher is her ability to learn with the students. She never talked down to students, even when we had difficulty understanding very complex texts. She was also very available for questions and seemed to take an interest in individual students.
She listens to the students and provides useful and valuable feedback. She is committed to students doing well.
Undergraduate Students at Brandeis University
Waltham, MA (2012-2014)
CAREER & ACADEMIC ADVISING FEEDBACK
April French serves as a knowledgeable person I can go to if I am stressed about what I should be doing to prepare for medical school. She helps with grounding myself and focusing on one thing at a time. She provides advice and avenues for educational and out-of-classroom opportunities.
I see April almost as a guidance counselor to whom students can turn for anything they need.
I am grateful for April's consistent patience and helpfulness! Lately I've heard some stories about pre-health advisors who discourage students from pursuing their chosen career, and those stories make me grateful to have a supporting advisor in my corner.
Pre-Health Undergraduate Students, University of Wyoming
In the summer of 2002, April led an international cultural exchange project to Tuva, a remote region in Siberia. I was a member of that team, which consisted of students from universities in Wyoming, Colorado, Michigan, and two Siberian cities. She led our team with grace, humility, and strength. Many of those who were on the team then went on to do additional work in international engagement.
Katie Loveland, MPH, MSW
Loveland Consulting, LLC