Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education- University of Oklahoma Master of Arts in Educational Theatre- New York University
Mr. Batty is the Theatre, Speech, and PALS instructor at Armstrong Middle School. For the spring semester, his duties include teaching Theatre II- Intermediate Theatre, Theatre II- Technical Theatre, Theatre III- Advanced Theatre, Speech II- Introduction to Debate, and PALS (Peer Assistance and Leadership). Before coming to Armstrong, Mr. Batty taught at the middle school and high school levels in the Oklahoma City area and in New York City (Go Mets!).
Mr. Batty believes his purpose as a theatre and speech instructor is to help students discover who they are as performers, and more importantly, as people. He believes that theatre and speech can be powerful means of expression and communication that can promote critical thinking and questioning while also evoking feeling and understanding. As a teacher, it is his objective to provide students with a meaningful, comprehensive theatre and speech education while reinforcing the ideals of personal integrity, responsibility, and individuality.
Mr. Batty is a member of Texas Educational Theatre Association. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre from New York University. When he is not at school, he is probably at home watching Star Wars movies with his wife, Katie, and their two cats, Maggie and Teddy.
Mr. Batty's Fall Daily Class Schedule
1st Period - Theatre II (Technical Theatre)
2nd Period - Theatre II (Technical Theatre)
3rd Period - Theatre III (Advanced Theatre)
4th Period - Theatre II (Intermediate Theatre)
5th Period - PALS
6th Period - Conference
7th Period - Speech II (Intro to Debate)
8th Period - Theatre II (Intermediate Theatre)
Mondays from 7:50 AM - 8:20 AM and 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM
Other tutorial times available by appointment.