Meet the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
M. A. Education in Library Science, Auburn University B. S. Collaborative Education, Birmingham-Southern College
Mrs. Leslie Batts
Welcome! I am excited to be a teacher at the Sixth Grade Center at Athens Middle School!
I am a sixth grade science and social studies teacher, and this is my 14th year teaching. I grew up in Birmingham, where I graduated from Vestavia Hills High School and then attended Birmingham-Southern College on an athletic and academic scholarship. I had the opportunity to play Division I softball while graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor's degree in Collaborative Education. Before moving to Athens, I spent my first eleven years teaching at Cherokee Bend Elementary School in Mountain Brook, Alabama. While at Cherokee Bend, I taught third grade (8 years), fifth grade (1 year), and sixth grade (2 years). After moving to Athens, I taught third grade at Brookhill for the 2016-2017 school year. I am currently the Assistant Coach for the Athens Middle School Softball team. In August of 2017, I graduated from Auburn University, receiving a Master's of Education in Library Science.
I have been married to my husband, John Christopher, for 12 years. We have two dogs, Peanut and Otis. I enjoy running, reading, and attending sporting events. War Eagle! Go Panthers!
Follow me on Twitter @les3bsc
by Ruta Sepetys Year Published: 2016