Mr. Burt Batten



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Mr. Burt Batten

Greetings Families!  My name is Burt Batten and I am excited to serve you and your child as Principal of Pleasant Grove Elementary.

Thirteen years ago, I began my work in school leadership at Brier Creek Elementary.  After working as an adminstrator at year round schools in Wake County from 2008 to 2016 I was honored to be selected as the leader to open Pleasant Grove.

I come from a family of educators.  I completed my undergraduate degree at NC State and have graduate degrees from Wake Forest University and UNC-Chapel Hill.  I am proud to be both a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow. I have worked for Wake County Schools since 1999 as a teacher and administrator.  My wife also works for the district as a teacher at Leesville Road High School.  We have two young children, ages 12 and 9.

My goal is to make Pleasant Grove a wonderful school for your child.  The years young students spend in elementary school are marked by dramatic transformations with their skills and abilities! With this in mind, I hope to provide your child an enriching learning environment.

I look forward to working with your family and showcasing the outstanding creativity and character demonstrated by students using this website and other activities. Please let me know if I can assist you with any concern or question for your child. You can email me at