Phone: (803) 564-1000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (Columbia College May 2009) Elementary Education (added in 2013) Masters of Education in Teaching (USC Columbia) Masters in Special Education (Grand Canyon Univ.)

Mrs. April Widener

My name is April Widener, and I am very excited to be teaching 5th grade!  This is my thirteenth year teaching.  I am so excited about all that we will accomplish and learn this year! This WILL BE a great year full of success!

I have been married for eleven years to Paul, and we have one daughter, Allie.  We love camping and visiting Lancaster, Pennsylvania as often as possible. We have two dogs (Nacho & Dixie) and one cat (Fuzz Fuzz). I am a 2009 graduate of Columbia College (B. A. in Early Childhood Education).  After graduation, I took the advice of Dr. Laura Bacon (former Busbee Principal) and obtained my certification in Elementary Education (2013). I also have a Masters of Education in Teaching from USC-Columbia (2016), as well as a Masters in Special Education from Grand Canyon University(2019), and I am endorsed to teach Gifted and Talented students. I am always looking for more ways to increase my knowledge and learn new strategies for reaching my students and furthering my passion for teaching.

You may reach me at (803) 593-7180, on Class Dojo, or at