Meet Coach Carnes

Mrs. April Carnes

Phone: 803-476-4506


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. April Carnes

2005 Graduate of Newberry College  BS Degree in Physical Education
2008 Graduate of Columbia College  Master of Education Degree in Divergent Learning
2018 Mentor Teacher for Newberry College Student Teacher
Teaching Career:
2006 Fairfield County School District
2009 Richland School District One
2010 Lexington/Richland School District Five
Teaching Physical Education in District 5 is an amazing opportunity! In my four years at Ballentine Elementary, I have truly enjoyed watching my students grow and challenge themselves to be their best each year! My favorite hobby is clogging.  I began dance classes at Dance Station, Inc. at the age of 5. I clogged with the team Carolina FreeStyle from childhood through many of my adult years. Some of my favorite places to perform at were Dollywood, Disney, New York, and The Country Tonite Theather. My passion now is attending boot camps and running with a group called FiA, Females in Action, promoting women's fitness, leadership, and faith. March 2018, I ran my first Half Marathon. For the last 3 years, I have participated in the Palmetto 200 Relay. That is a 200-mile running relay from Columbia, SC to Charleston, SC over a two day period! I love spending time with my family, traveling/being outside, fishing (brim and bass), and shopping. I also enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks novels.