Julie Batey was elected to the Board of Education in November 2013. She is a life-long resident of Wadsworth and a graduate of Wadsworth City Schools. Julie and her husband, Bruce, have two children, Tony and Sofie, who are currently students in Wadsworth City Schools.
Mrs. Batey earned an Associate Degree in Community Services and a Bachelor Degree in Mass Media Communications from the University of Akron. She was a human resource manager for eight years before making the decision to leave her career after her first child was born.
Mrs. Batey is the past president of Overlook Elementary WHYS, CIS WHYS, and WHYS United. She has also served as Chair of the Medina County Metropolitan Housing Authority Board of Commissioners since 2011.
Mrs. Batey said, "For the past eight years, I have worked hand-in-hand with students, parents, teachers, principals, other school administrators and community organizations in my various roles with WHYS. I am eager to strengthen these relationships and the Wadsworth City Schools in my new role as a Board of Education member.”