Carol Batiste


Carol Batiste is the proud mother two sons, Andre’ I. Billups, currently attending UAB majoring in Physical Therapy and PFC Aaron A. Billups, an MP in the United States Army. She is a Class of 81, graduate of Robert F. Lee High School (Montgomery, Alabama), Alabama State University (Montgomery, Alabama) with a B.S. and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in English.

Carol taught for 29 years in the Montgomery Public System. During that time, she was voted Garrett Elementary School’s first Teacher of the Year in May of 2000. She was also the WAKA Golden Apple Recipient in October of 2012 and again in 2013. Carol retired from MPS in May of 2016 but due to her love of children, immediately began teaching at Success Unlimited Academy in August of 2016, where she was voted Success Unlimited Academy’s Teacher of the Year for 2016/2017.

Carol joined Women In Touch, Inc. in July 2017. In addition, Carol has been a member of the Resurrection Catholic Church since she was a child. She also volunteers for the MCOA Meals on Wheels program, delivering hot meals to seniors monthly with an additional frozen meal route to seniors not yet on the hot meals route, weekly. Carol has also worked as her neighborhood’s association secretary for three years and on the neighborhood’s beautification committee for a year. She was the leader and coordinator of an African Dance Team for four years, supervising, facilitating auditions and coordinating dance routines for 34 male and female students grades three through six. Carol has also authored four children’s books with her students. Her motto is “Educate our young ones and keep history alive by not forgetting our seniors.”