Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. April Smith

STEM Teacher & Technology Integration Specialist

Certifications and Memberships

  • Google Level 1 Certified
  • Trained in Makey Makey
  • Trained
  • Micro:bit and Beginning Level Python Trained
  • Chalkable Certification
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Certified in Microsoft 365
  • National Council for Social Studies Member
  • International Society for Technology in Education Member
  • National Council of Teachers of English Member
  • Junior National Young Leaders Nominating Committee
  • Alabama Reading Initiative Certification
  • 1st Year AMSTI/STC 3rd Grade Certification


  • Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor's of Arts and Sciences Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Music Performance Major at Auburn University


  • Technology Specialist - Cahaba Elementary School, Trussville, AL
  • 6th Grade Social Studies and Technology Teacher - Moody Middle School, Moody, AL
  • K - 8th Grade  Literature Teacher – Once Upon A Book Program - Opelika-Auburn Homeschool Association, Opelika, AL
  • K - 2nd Grade Aide - Jeter Primary School, Opelika AL


    After I graduated from Opelika High School, I went to Auburn University to major in music performance. While living in Auburn, I got married to my husband, Don Smith, and we had the first two of our three children, Hannah and Jackson. I worked with the Opelika - Auburn Homeschool Association teaching literature while my oldest two were small. In 2007, my husband took a job in St. Clair County. We moved to Moody and soon after our third child, Connor was born.  While in Moody, I went back to school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham.  I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in 2011. I taught 6th grade Social Studies and Technology at Moody Middle School for 7 years before coming to Cahaba Elementary School to work as the Technology Specialist.  I love to travel and enjoy going on adventures with my family. I love fantasy, sci-fi, supernatural, and dystopian books, movies, and television shows. I am a huge Auburn Football fan, a comic book geek, and a tech nerd.  My favorite thing about teaching is getting kids pumped up about learning.  I love teaching them the things they need to know using the things they already love.