Mrs. Iris Miller Battle Missionary Supervisor of the Piedmont Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Iris Miller Battle was born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is the daughter of Mrs. Alice Miller and the late Richard Miller. Iris realized the importance of educational excellence very early in life and as a result pursued both her undergrad and graduate degrees.
She received her B.S. degree in Sociology from Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina. She received her Master’s Degree in Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. These degrees led to an early certification in Supervision, Curriculum and Administration in the State of North Carolina. Her educational achievements allowed her to begin her career as a classroom teacher at Clinton Junior College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Later, she was employed as a Guidance Counselor in the McClintock Middle School and the West Charlotte High School, Charlotte, North Carolina. She later returned to McClintock as an Assistant Principal for Administration. She also served as a Specialist in Dropout Prevention and Administrator for five Alternative Schools in Charlotte. Mrs. Battle professional development, her career in education and sociology has all played a role in her love for boys and girls, especially African Americans whom she challenges to keep the heritage through the lifting of their minds to higher heights by pursuing an education.
Mrs. Battle is victorious over her illness that for many years threaten to take away her strength and her ability to do her work. Thanks be to God, who gave her the determination to overcome at the obstacle that would prevent her from serving him. Her praises are ever constant for his blessings.
Iris, serves unselfishly and diligently in her local church, Gethsemane AME Zion Church. She is a member of the National and Local Charlotte Spouses and Widows Fellowship, the World Federation of Methodist Women and the National Council of Negro Women. On the Executive Board she serves as Chair of the Budget, Finance and Ecumenical Affiliates. She is a member of the Site, Sacrificial Legacy, Credentials and Convention Budget Committees.