April Griffin was elected to her second term on the School Board (District 6 - countywide) in the November 2, 2010, General Election. She was elected School Board chair in November 2012. She is one of seven members responsible for making policy decisions and overseeing a total budget of $2.7 billion for the 8th largest school district in the nation, which is also the county's largest employer with 25,000 employees.
She has been a member of the PTA, a classroom volunteer, and active in her children's schools for many years. Prior to her full-time commitment to the school board she was a successful business owner and longtime child and elder advocate. The Weekly Planet (now Creative Loafing) honored April with a "Best of The Bay" award for her humanitarian work with the medically needy. April is also a published author with her contribution to the book "Who's Schooling Who?"
She currently serves as president of Florida Career Pathways Network, chair of the Hillsborough County Council of Governments, chair of the Workforce/Education Subcommittee of the Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corporation Manufacturing Task Force, a member of the Juvenile Justice Board, and a member of the Kids Healthcare Foundation. She is a Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Tampa alumna and a Rotary International, Temple Terrace chapter, member.
April is a lifetime resident and educated in Hillsborough County. She has been married to Brian Griffin for 24 years and they are the proud parents of two sons educated in Hillsborough County public schools.