Coral Springs Welcomes New Education Relationship Manager
Published on September 25, 2023
Coral Springs, FL– Aiming to increase the quality of education and foster greater partnerships with parents and school leaders, the city has selected April Wyche, former Country Hills Elementary School Assistant Principal, to serve as its first-ever Education Relationship Manager.
Wyche will serve as a connection between the City of Coral Springs, Broward County Public Schools, and the community - with a goal to elevate school-related priorities, interact with local parent groups, develop an alliance among city schools, and increase the flow of school related information to the community. She also plans to create a collaborative “think tank” for schools and school leaders to share ideas and best practices. Wyche, who was immediately drawn to the position because of its coalition-building focus, looks forward to tackling the opportunities and challenges that may come with the role.
“This position spoke to me because, throughout my career, I have excelled at relationship building,” Wyche said. “I envision my role in this position as an intermediary – bringing people and ideas together for the common good of our educational community.”
Wyche will report to Deputy City Manager, Catherine Givens, who oversees the city’s educational focus for the community.
“April brings an extensive level of experience and charisma, along with a heartfelt desire to institute positive change for parents, educators, students, and the community as a whole,” Givens said. “I look forward to working closely with her to advocate for the needs of schools in our city and build upon our reputation as a model for educational excellence.”
Most recently, Wyche served as an Assistant Principal at Bennett Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale. As the Assistant Principal at Country Hills Elementary School, Wyche guided the school to consistently achieve an “A” rating, while serving as an instructional leader for the school’s 879 students and supervisor to a staff of 46. She also served as an ESE Specialist and School Counselor at Dolphin Bay Elementary School in Miramar, and prior to that as a School Counselor at City of Pembroke Pines Charter School, a position she held for ten years. Wyche also has experience in a classroom setting, having taught grades 2 through 5, and has served as a mentor to other school leaders.
Wyche first became interested in education when she was given the opportunity to be a substitute teacher and, later, earn her teaching certificate. Currently, Wyche holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, a master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University, and a Post-Graduate Degree in Educational Leadership also from Nova Southeastern University.
Wyche has always felt an urge to broaden her impact in the local educational sphere and feels that, through her work with the city, a widespread ripple effect can be accomplished.
“Our youth are our most valuable asset, and their education is paramount,” Wyche said. “I am confident that, working together, we can make Coral Springs an even brighter shining star that lends to the city’s vision to be the premier community in which to live, work and raise a family.”
More information about schools in Coral Springs can be found atCoralSprings.gov/Schools.