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).

Spring Fun and Learning

STA Preschool is celebrating the beauty of the spring season. We are studying our own baby frogs (Pete and Repeat), exploring the changes outdoors, reading about nature, and on and on. April showers will be an opportunity to learn to use an umbrella and a raincoat. The Easter season is almost upon us and we continue to learn about Jesus and our faith.


Please refer to the newsletters to the right for specific information for your child's class. Thank you!

April Themes:

3--7  Uu, umbrellas, April showers

10-21  Ee, Easter

24-28 Mm, mayflowers