K-12 ELA



Student Centered Instructional Coaching

Mentoring Transition to Teach Teachers

E/LA and Writing Professional Development

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Coordinator 

Coaching Administrators

Setting Students up for Success on ILEARN and SAT

Foundational Reading and Writing

Science of Reading 

Parental, community, and technology involvement to improve student’s understanding and abilities in E/LA

Supporting E/LA departments in creating plans for standardizing E/LA courses

And MUCH more!

Meet April 

K-12 ELA Specialist

April is a life-long learner and educator with 24 years of experience in elementary and special education. She offers expertise in literacy, including the Science of Reading, instructional coaching, professional learning, and curriculum development.

Prior to joining INcompassing Education, April fulfilled the role of Literacy Specialist working with multiple school districts across the country, as well as an Early Reading Virtual Coach, and Early Reading Training Facilitator. As a District Instructional Coach and E/LA Curriculum Coordinator April focused on bringing written and taught curriculum together. April spent 15 years working directly with students as a Reading Interventionist and Special Education teacher. She is an avid reader and advocates for students to develop life-long reading habits by finding their personal reading identity.

April has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Saint Francis; a Master’s Degree from Concordia University Mequon WI; and completed an endorsement program in Educational Leadership.



Reading Manipulatives

7 Picture Books to Use with Older Readers

High Frequency Words


Teacher, Delphi Community School Corporation

April is extremely knowledgeable and also personable. Her instruction was easy to understand and she was able to answer questions thoroughly or was willing and able to find answers to the questions.


Sylvia Rendon Instructional Coach, James Bowie Elementary

I had the pleasure of working with April Connelley for one year 2021-2022. For years, our campus struggled in finding ways to accelerate student reading skills without much success. When April came to our campus, she engaged our teachers in reading skills and activities that reflected her professional expertise and knowledge. Her resourcefulness accelerated our teacher’s ability to meet the needs of even the most struggling learner.

April’s approach to coaching worked wonders for our teachers. Her commitment to our teacher’s professional learning, resulted in them taking a new approach in executing productive and engaging lessons. As a result of their new learning, our teachers developed the skills and confidence needed to achieve their set goals. Had it not been for April, our campus would not have shown such great gains in reading success. I sincerely feel that any campus would be privileged to have April on their

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