Hey there! I’m April, a Texas girl, wife and mom. Sounds cliché but I love a good burger, bluebonnets, coffee, and Friday night dance parties.

Welcome to my little corner of the Internet!


It’s a dance here on A Modern Teacher. Some times I tap my toes close to home stuff, some times DIY projects and some times teacher stuff. I love helping teachers organize and plan with ease (teacher for 10+ years) and I love helping moms organize and plan with ease (mom for now 9+ years). I love both!


This year, I am embarking on a journey to take my teacher organization, décor, and DIY skills home. I’m sharing everything from setting up closets to my eclectic (farmhouse-ish, hygge-ish, modern-ish, cottage-ish) décor….all on a budget.


I can’t wait to share my teacher perspective of setting up a home…one that likens the classrooms I’ve taught in.


And through it all, I hope to encourage you to create that type of home too…a home for our kids where they can come to for connection, comfort, and joy.


Of course, my love for planning and organization won’t only be at home. You’ll still see the “paper and planner love” you’ve come to know about A Modern Teacher. Lesson Planning is my favorite part (besides the kids) of teaching!!


Besides my family, I have a love for my Faith, teaching, and design. All 3 started at a very young age. Pretending to be a teacher to my dolls, participating in the children’s choir at church, and begging my mom to take me to open houses all started around first grade. I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was in the 3rd grade with a legit dessert business. No joke! One day, I’ll have to tell you all about that! Ha!



Whether you are a parent, home school teacher, public or private school teacher, you are welcome here! We are all ‘a modern teacher’!


xo, april