Meet Coach 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
2019 Gifted and Talented Endorsement 
2020 Master's +30 Certification
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. I began teaching at Ballentine Elementary in 2015. I have truly enjoyed watching the 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 early adult years. Some of my favorite places to perform at were Dollywood, Disney, New York City, and The Country Tonite Theater. Locally, the State Fair, Newberry Opera House, and hometown parades were a blast to perform. I also grew up playing baseball/softball in various intramural leagues. My passion now is attending bootcamps and running with a group called FiA, Females in Action. In March 2018, I ran my first Half Marathon. I ran that same Half Marathon in March 2020 to earn a new course PR. I have participated in the Palmetto 200 Relay four times. It 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, and shopping. I also enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks novels.