Degrees and Certifications:
BS Mathematics, Southern Mississippi MA Mathematics Education, UAB EdS Mathematics Education, UAB
I have been teaching for many years, and even with the uncertainties we face, I'm looking forward to getting to know my students this year...maybe more than ever. We now understand that we can't take anything for granted. We have such an amazing classroom and I am so thankful that our community has built this beautiful facility! I am from Hartselle originally and love this community. I graduated valedictorian in 1981 from the first graduating class of Hartselle High School. (It was formerly Morgan County High School.) I graduated with Highest Honors from the University of Southern Mississippi, with a BS in Mathematics and Secondary Education. I played fastpitch softball on scholarship there and was inducted into the Dixie Softball Hall of Fame in 1999. I received a Master's (MA)degree and Educational Specialist degree (EdS)from UAB, both in Mathematics Education. I am chairman of the math department, the faculty advisor for HHS Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society) and assistant softball coach at HHS. I am married to Guy Battles and we have three children: Noah, Seth, and Sarah Ellen Battles. This year, I have the special joy of having my daughter work along side of me as a math teacher at HHS. We are blessed.