Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Elementary Education Masters in Library Science
Mrs. Vanessa Batts
Hello everybody! My name is Vanessa Batts and I am the one of the Media Coordinator at ALMS.
I grew up in Johnston County and love being able to work in the community where I live. I am married and have one sweet fur-baby ~ a yellow lab named Jimbo. This will be my 12th year teaching and my 4th year as the Media Coordinator. Before going into the Media Center world, I taught third grade for 8 years.
I have always had a passion for reading and for helping students learn to LOVE reading. Being in a room full of books everyday and working with students to improve their learning is a dream job. Creating a collaborative learning space where students have access to a variety of resources is our main goal when designing the Gator Learning Hub.
See you in the Hub, Gators!
Destiny: ALMS Online Catalog
by Alan Gratz Year Published: 2013 Historical Fiction
Survive. At any cost.
10 concentration camps.
10 different places where you are starved, tortured, and worked mercilessly.
It's something no one could imagine surviving. But it is what Yanek Gruener has to face.
As a Jewish boy in 1930s Poland, Yanek is at the mercy of the Nazis who have taken over. Everything he has, and everyone he loves, have been snatched brutally from him. And then Yanek himself is taken prisoner, his arm tattooed with the words PRISONER B-3087.
He is forced from one nightmarish concentration camp to another, as World War II rages all around him. He encounters evil he could have never imagined, but also sees surprising glimpses of hope amid the horror. He just barely escapes death, only to confront it again seconds later. Can Yanek make it through the terror without losing his hope, his will, and, most of all, his sense of who he really is inside?
Based on an astonishing true story.
The Johnston County Board of Education approved a back to school plan at a special called session on Thursday, Sept. 25.
Progress Report dates will be shared by individual schools. It is essential to activate PowerSchool Parent Portal in order to review your child’s academic progress, school attendance, and to stay informed...
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, JCPS will operate its curbside meal service at only its elementary school sites. Students in all grade levels can receive a meal from any of the 23 elementary school sites at no cost...
Johnston County Public Schools has begun posting the number of confirmed, school-related COVID-19 cases that are reported to us by the Johnston County Health Department. This will give families and staff more information about how the pandemic is impacting the school system.