Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Connie Batts
Growing up in a family of teachers taught me the value of education. My love of children with special needs began in the early eighties where I spent the summer as a camp counselor working with exceptional children. This experience encouraged me to pursue my college degree in special and elementary education. I continued this path attaining my Master of Education in Special Education with a concentration in supervision. In Easton, Pennsylvania I held many positions including teacher, supervisor and associate director of special education. As the road led me to North Carolina, I made the choice to return to the classroom to directly impact students with varied abilities. During my thirty-one year tenure as an educator, I have come to realize that all of my students need a champion. My personal goal has been to be their advocate. The ultimate achievement is to teach my students how to advocate for themselves. Relationships with my students and their families is an essential component in building the future of these children. I am honored to be Dixon Elementary's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year.
As I enter my 31st year in education, I look forward to a fantastic 2018-2019 school year!