My name is Ray Batiste, and I have wanted to be a teacher and coach ever since the 7th grade. I am From New Orleans La, and I ended up going to 3 different high schools in 3 different states, Louisiana, Texas, finally graduating in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating high school, I played Division 1 college football at Kent State University. After Kent State, I enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a culinary specialist. After being honorably discharged, I finished my undergrad degree at the University of Houston. I have a wife and 2 sons. This is my 5th year at Bowie Middle school, Go Bears!