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. The 2022-2023 school year was my thirteenth year teaching and my first at Jefferson.

I have been married for twelve 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. 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.


I hope everyone has a great summer! See you July 25th!


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