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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 school.
Twelve years ago, I began my work in school leadership at nearby 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 Elementary.
I am a life-long resident of North Carolina and 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 11 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 that are nothing short of heroic! With this in mind, I hope to provide your child with an enriching learning environment across all grades Pre K-5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.