Ms. Battest, Principal

Traci B. Battest, Principal

  • Jacksonville, Florida native Traci Bryant Battest is a graduate of the historical William Marion Raines High School. She earned a baccalaureate degree from one of the nation’s top historical institutions—Florida A&M University—before earning her master’s degree in education supervision and administration. Today, Battest makes history as the first woman to serve as principal of Edward H. White High School in Duval County. She started her career as a classroom teacher at Robert E. Lee High School and then Andrew Jackson. After seven years of stellar performance in the classroom, she was promoted to district curriculum specialist for mathematics and then to assistant principal of Englewood and Ed White high schools. We honor Traci Bryant Battest for her contribution to the field of education and for holding strong to her philosophy that all children deserve a world-class education.