Faculty Focus: April Livermon


Mary Kimbrell Livermon, Photographer

This faculty focus is on a very new,but very special, employee at RMA. I might be a little biased because this special employee happens to be my mom, April Livermon–Mrs. Livermon to the students who will see her around campus. After Mrs. Katherine Bryant  took on the job of athletic director, Mrs. Livermon was hired as the new Development Coordinator. Although she is new to the RMA staff, she is very familiar with our school . She has been a parent to a student at RMA for 19 years, as my brother started RMA in first grade in 2003, and I am a senior this year, in 2022. (Wow, that’s a long time!) Her familiarity with RMA is helping her ease into her new responsibilities since she is already familiar with the school as a whole. 

Even though this particular job is new to her, she is not a stranger to raising money for the school. Mrs. Livermon has chaired the annual auction twice, most recently in 2021. Even despite grieving the recent loss of a family member just a week before the auction, she raised the most money the auction has ever raised!With help from Mrs. Bryant, , Mrs. Livermon  was able to learn all about her new responsibilities as the Director of Development.  I am extremely proud of her work ethic and her determination to excel in every task she takes on. I am sure her determination and work ethic will translate into great success in her new job at RMA. 

Mrs. Livermon is originally from Kinston, North Carolina, and she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Psychology degree. After college, she worked in customer service at a bank but then moved on to working in admission and social work at a geriatric facility. She worked there many years but moved to Rocky Mount when she married my dad, Charlie Livermon. She then started her own embroidery business, Naming By a Thread, which she retired from after 14 years. 

We welcome Mrs. Livermon with open arms into our RMA community, and we wish her the best in years to come!  


Get to know April Livermon:


What are your hobbies/interests? 

“I love being on the boat, fishing, DIY projects, needlepoint, and traveling with my family!”


Have you been involved in sports, music, art, etc. growing up?

“I played volleyball and softball, and softball was definitely my favorite.” 


Have you had any experiences abroad?

“I have traveled to Ireland, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, and the Grand Caymans. I also enjoy visiting my son (Colby Kirkpatrick, Class of 2015) in New York!”


What made you want to pursue this career? 

“Chairing the auction and volunteering in other ways at RMA has been a part of my life for 19 years, so it seemed like the next step for me, especially since Mary Kimbrell will be gone next year. This job will also help me stay busy to keep from missing her so much.”


What is something that nobody knows about you? 

“I taught water skiing in New Hampshire one summer. I received a license to drive all water vessels in NH, including a barge!”


Where do you see yourself in ten years? 

“Working hard to fundraise for RMA!”


Describe a person who has made the biggest impact on your life.

“My mom is the person who made the biggest impact on my life. First and foremost, she taught me the value of family. I watched her lead her life with such grace and strength. She never spoke in anger, raised her voice, or spoke negatively. I aspire to be more like her but know that I will always fall short because she was truly one of a kind. She is the person that I have always looked up to and will continue to look up to her in heaven.”


What are your biggest pet peeves? 

“Anyone who knows me knows that I loathe chewing gum and loud smacking.”


What is your favorite part of being at RMA?  

“I love people, so my favorite part of being at RMA would have to be my coworkers and seeing my daughter and her friends every day.”


Who is your favorite child?

“Nice try, Mary Kimbrell. I Don’t have a favorite child, and if I did, it might be one of the pets, haha!”