April Marini / Math Teacher
I started my college education in Kinesiology at George Mason University in 2010 studying human anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. During one of my courses, I was introduced to athletic training by fellow classmates. Like many people, I had no idea what athletic training really was. I took an introductory class which sealed the deal for me, so halfway into finishing my first degree I switched and never looked back!
Since I was very young, I have been involved in martial arts and I still am to this day. In college, I played for the George Mason University Women’s Rugby Club as a flanker. Contact sports and sports medicine are two peas in a pod! You can’t have one without the other, so falling into this field of medicine has felt so natural to me. I firmly believe in injury prevention and movement as medicine. I enjoy working with athletes because I find they are so driven, which makes my job easy.
As the athletic trainer, my goal at Middleburg Academy is to provide the best care I can to our athletes whether that is through designing injury prevention programs for teams, athlete education, or working alongside coaches. When our athletes move onto the collegiate setting, I want them to be well educated about how to take care of and maintain their bodies through the rigors of training.