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School Leadership

April Richter

April Richter

North Campus Principal

Office: 414-539-4843

Mobile: 414-336-5567


  • Master's & State Teaching License in Early Childhood Education from Alverno College
  • BS in Business Administration from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Synod Certification in Progress from Martin Luther College

How did you connect to St. Marcus?

My husband and I became members of the congregation at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in 1999. I was a stay-at-home mom then. My son started attending St. Marcus Lutheran School in K4. Throughout the early years of his education, I volunteered at the school. When my younger son was ready to start school, I asked Kole Knueppel if he was hiring. As the saying goes..."it's all downhill from there." My professional roles at St. Marcus (past and present) include: support teacher, lead classroom teacher, athletic director and director of early childhood.

What do you love about what you do?

I love working with young children. The phrase I use is, "I LOVE LITTLE PEOPLE!" I love teaching them about Jesus, and I love hearing their stories, too. Kids can say some of the funniest things...

I also love outreach. I love building relationships with families...getting to know them...connecting them to Jesus and to St. Marcus, and supporting them if there is a need.

If you had a Bible passage/quote for your life and ministry what would it be?

“Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

Tell us about your family…

My wonderful husband is Bradley Richter. We have been married for 18 years. We are proud parents of two Christian young men: Coleman and Westen.

“When I have free time, you will find me…”

RELAXING! I love to be in the sun: gardening, camping and cruising the lake on my dad's pontoon boat.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?

Bear Lake Campground/Manawa, Wisconsin Yes, I am from the "north woods." LOL

What’s one fun fact about you?

My favorite indulgence is sushi.