Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Adam Batten
Argh Mateys! My name is Adam Batten and I am thrilled to be an India Hook Pirate! This will be my sixth year teaching at India Hook and my twelfth year teaching overall. I am excited to join the fourth grade team this year! I am originally from Roxboro, North Carolina and a graduate of Appalachian State University in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of NC—Go Mountaineers! Speaking of beautiful, I have been married to my lovely wife, Elizabeth (also a Mountaineer) for almost 10 years. We are blessed with 3 lively and joyful children; Bethany (7), Sawyer (5), and Shepherd (3). We live in Monroe, NC, which gives me plenty of time to reflect on my teaching! My interests are singing, sports, hiking, camping, and gardening. My family enjoys game nights, especially playing Sorry!, Trouble, and Phase Ten. In addition to my teacher role, I am one of the proud coaches of India Hook's Let Me Run program for 4th and 5th grade boys. I have been told lots of times that I resemble the India Hook Pirate. I've never met him personally, but he must be a handsome dude! I'm looking forward to a great year, pirates!