Meet the Teacher

Phone: 256-230-6620


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 the Library Media Specialist at Athens Middle School 

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).  Since moving to Athens, I have worked at Brookhill Elementary School (3rd grade), Athens Intermediate School (6th grade Science and Social Studies), and Athens Middle School (6th grade Social Studies and current LMS).  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 since 2006. We have a daughter named Lucy.  I enjoy running, reading, and attending sporting events.  

War Eagle!  Go Panthers!

Follow me on Twitter @les3bsc

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