For Immediate Release — November 26, 2019 | Americas
PEACHTREE CITY, GA — November 26, 2019 — Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has named Mr. Robert Battey as the assistant principal for Barsanti Elementary School.
“Robert will add significant value to the Barsanti team,” said Dr. Washington. “He has a strong background in strategic planning which led to tremendous student growth and achievement due to the dedication of the staff and the vision in his previous school. We look forward to benefiting from his expertise in this area.”
After his high school graduation, Mr. Battey began pursuing a career in education while working as a middle school custodian. Upon graduation, he taught grades second and fourth for several years in the Plainfield, Illinois School District. In 2012, Mr. Battey was appointed assistant principal in the same district. Eventually, he moved to Yorkville School District to become a principal.
“I am excited to be joining the DoDEA team,” said Battey. “I have a strong desire to serve military-connected students. My father is an Army veteran from the Vietnam era who served at Fort Bragg, and my grandfather served in the Army during World War I.”
Battey’s education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University in 2005. He earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration in 2009 from Governor’s State University.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.