Claire Batt

Published: 8/2/2022 3:57 AM


At-Large Member

Claire Batt of Lexington is a retired educator, a National Board-certified teacher and a longtime advocate for children and their access to high-quality education.

In a career with Fayette County schools that spanned more than 30 years, Batt served in school- and district-based roles ranging from teacher to assistant principal. She focused on boosting student achievement and challenging students through inquiry-based experiences that integrate 21st Century skills, thinking processes and literacy across content areas.

Her training at the Ohio State University Literacy Collaborative prepared her to lead the transformation of school-wide literacy programs, refine instructional practice, deepen knowledge of literacy processes, develop curriculum and coach teachers. 

Batt has served on numerous standards, assessment, writing and curriculum committees for the Kentucky Department of Education.

Prior to her career in education, she worked for Holland Chemical International in Bermuda.

Batt holds a bachelor's degree in French and a doctorate in law from the University of Kentucky.

She is a graduate of Henry Clay High School (Fayette County).

Batt's term will expire April 14, 2022.

KBE SPOTLIGHT | Claire Batt brings international experience to the KBE

Claire Batt with a student

Kentucky Board of Education member Claire Batt speaks with Frankfort High School freshman Junior Carter about his school work. After spending time around the globe, Batt brought her expertise back to Kentucky, where she spent more than 30 years with Fayette County schools.
Photo by Jacob Perkins, Feb. 25, 2020

Claire Batt Picture

​Who is your favorite teacher and why?

"Mr. Tsouris at Tates Creek High School (in Lexington). I had him in the 11th grade and he always made us feel the weight of events of the past and discover the threads connecting us to them. He made me understand the power of ideas."

What was your favorite subject in school and why?

“English, because I loved reading and discussing the books we read.”

​Stacy Ball
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