Mrs. Widener - Biography

I believe that every grade can be fun to teach. Right now I am having fun teaching the 3 and 4 year-olds in our STA Preschool. I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas. My family moved to Wichita in 1996 from Springfield, Mo. where I was teaching middle school. I graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. I received my masters degree from Missouri State University in Springfield. I earned my early childhood and early childhood special education endorsements from Wichita State University. I am an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC). I have been a presenter for the Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children(KAEYC) and for the Mid-America Association for the Education of Young Children (MidAm AEYC).

May Days!

As we finish up our last quarter of learning I wish to thank our Preschool Families for all your help and encouragement throughout this school year. However, there is still much, much more fun and learning to come! Here are our themes and special dates for everyone to be aware of in the coming weeks:


May 1-4  Xx, Safety

May 8-12  Qq, transportation

May 14-25  Zz, zoo and summer fun


May 5:  No Classes, Kindergarten Round-up; watch for emails and notes coming home

May 22,23,24,25  last days of school for preschool classes; check on website or notes which came home with specific dates.