With an eye toward one day being a district superintendent, Carrboro High School principal Kelly Batten is stepping down to take a job in Chatham County. He will be executive director for Secondary Education starting in July.
Serving as Carrboro's principal was "a dream come true," Batten says, but he is ready to move on to serve public education as an administrator.
"I certainly have a passion for education in North Carolina, and especially in the Triangle, so this opportunity in Chatham was too good to pass up," Batten says.
BACKSTORY Batten has served as principal at Carrboro High for four years and is only the second principal at the relatively new school. He says he will miss watching the students grown during their time in high school and the feeling of family at Carrboro High.
Batten is the second Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools principal to step down in two weeks, with Cicily McCrimmon leaving her job at Phillips Middle a year after a bullying controversy at the school. TW