Born and raised in St.Tammany Parish, April Narretto is a teacher by degree. She is the wife of John and mother of Ragan, Catherine, Brooke and William, her youngest was born with Down syndrome. As a parent, she has high expectation for all of her children and encourages other parents, family members, and educators to do the same. William attends school while his parents are proactive by working closely with teachers, therapists and staff alike. April’s viewpoint is to set high expectations for all people beginning at an early age. This is key to ensure individuals will achieve academically, socially, etc. in all aspects of life while becoming a productive member of their community.