Meet the Library Media Specialist

Mrs. Leslie Batts

Phone: 256-233-6620


Degrees and Certifications:

BS Education, Birmingham-Southern 2005 MA Library Media Science, Auburn University 2017

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).  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 since 2006. We have one dog Otis.  I enjoy running, reading, and attending sporting events.  War Eagle!  Go Panthers!

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