After retiring from a lengthy career in education, Julie Barnett Hoffman joined her parents at The Barnett Realtors, Inc., last summer.
Julie was born and raised in Tuscarawas County and is a Tusky Valley graduate. Once she obtained her Comprehensive English and Communications degrees in education from The Ohio State University, she was hired into the Galion City School District and moved to Crawford County.
A thirty-nine-year teaching veteran, Julie began and ended her career at Galion High School where she taught English, speech and, for several years, theatre. During the middle years of her career, she worked at Galion Middle School as a reading and English teacher. Julie incorporated her passion, Holocaust education, into her English classes through literature and writing. She was a Mandel Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. as well as a recipient of the Jewish Labor Committee’s Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers Program. The latter, a summer seminar, provided her the opportunity to study in Warsaw, Poland, and at Yad Vashem, the International School for Holocaust Study, located in Jerusalem. She attended the Roger W. Smith Genocide and Human Rights Institute at Northern Illinois University and subsequently created and taught a class on those subjects. In the early years of her career, Julie directed plays and musicals at GHS and became involved in the community theatre.
Once her children graduated from high school, Julie decided to follow her parents’ path, acquiring her real estate license in 2002. In addition to teaching, she enjoyed working for Craig A. Miley Realty and Auction in Galion for nine years, successfully representing both sellers and buyers in Crawford and Richland Counties.
Julie and her husband have two children. She loves the time she spends with them, her daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. She is blessed to work alongside her parents and sister-in-law and enjoys any occasion she is with them, her brother, nephew, and nieces. Outside family, much of her time is dedicated to books, history, and travel.
Excited about returning to real estate and particularly pleased to be working in Tuscarawas County, Julie hopes buyers and sellers will offer her the opportunity to represent them. Contact her at 419-834-0434.