Phone: 919-460-3400 ext. 21785


Degrees and Certifications:

Ed.S UNC Chapel Hill M.S.A. UNC Chapel Hill M.A. History Wake Forest University B.A. History NC State University

Mr. Burt Batten, Principal

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

My goal is to make Morrisville a wonderful school for your child. I look forward to partnering with you to provide your child an enriching learning environment and to support your child's academic progress, character, and skills.

I have worked for the Wake County Public School System since 1999 as a teacher and administrator. After working as an administrator at year round schools in the district from 2008 to 2016 I was honored to open Pleasant Grove Elementary and serve as its leader from 2016 to 2023. Now, I am excited to join Morrisville and look forward to working with you and your child.

We will use this website and other activities to celebrate the outstanding creativity and character demonstrated by Morrisville students. Please let me know if I can assist you with any concern or question for your child. You can email me at

Phone: 919-460-3400 ext. 21786


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education, UNC-Greensboro MAEd Instructional Technology, ECU MAEd School Administration, UNC - Chapel Hill

Mrs. April Thomas, Assistant Principal

Hello Mustangs!  It is my honor to serve as your Assistant Principal again this school year. I am thrilled to have been a part of the Morrisville Elementary School Family for six years now! I have had the honor of working with elementary students and teachers my entire adult life and I am so thankful to be able to continue that work here at MES.  Building relationships with students and families is of the utmost importance to me and I am dedicated to the success of all students, teachers, and staff here at Morrisville Elementary. I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to work with the Morrisville PTA and other community stakeholders as we continue the great legacy that is Morrisville Elementary.