Barbie Washington

Board of Education | Barbie Washington | Vice President


Term: 2022 - 2025

Barbie Washington likes to say she is an Amherst Comet (Class of 1998) and a Lorain County Joint Vocational School graduate, but “one heck of a Titan mom.” Titan pride has boded well for this born-and-raised Lorain native, who is taking her first turn as a Lorain Board of Education member.


Barbie’s link to Lorain City Schools runs from her husband, Ken, through to her children — Desiree (Class of 2013), Kenneth Jr. (Class of 2016), Sly (Class of 2017), and Arianna (Class of 2021) — and soon to her grandson as he gears up to start the district’s preschool program in the coming years. In addition, over the years, Barbie has played ‘mom’ to many in the community — serving as everything from room mom to Titan FAM member. And, when House Bill 70 led to a state takeover of Lorain City Schools, Barbie helped to create It Takes a Village to increase family engagement and fight to bring local control back to the district.


When asked why she wanted to serve as a board member, Barbie said she wanted to ensure that Lorain City Schools was “serving each student equitably while providing them with the tools to succeed now and in the future.”

Superintendent's Committees: Communications & Engagement, Athletics, Healthy Culture/Safety & Security, HB70/Legislation
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