Welcome to Empower!

Phone: 517-339-8208


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Elementary Education Michigan State University MA Curriculum and Instruction Michigan State University

Mrs. Batten

Welcome to Empower! I’m Mrs. Batten, Wilkshire’s Empower teacher. Empower is a creative arts class unique to our building and district. When students visit The World Room for class, they are engaged in opportunities to promote social-emotional learning through a Responsive Classroom approach. We develop internal skills for learning, problem-solving, and coping. We learn how to work with and appreciate others around us at school, home, community, and the world. Through our work in Empower, we strive to be kind, respectful, and helpful citizens.


Jill Batten
Creative Arts Teacher
Wilkshire Early Childhood Center
(517) 339-8208