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Julie Wayman, Austin

Julie Wayman has served in leadership roles bridging education and mental health in Ohio and Texas during her 42-year career.  In Ohio she worked in an urban juvenile court as a Court Appointed Special Advocates executive director and Guardian ad Litem director, as Director of Youth and Family Services initiating a suite of court-based mental health services, and as a family mediator. She served on the Ohio CASA/GAL state board.  In Texas she has worked in both urban and rural public schools, residential treatment, small business, and in 4 state agencies.  She joined TEA in 2008 where she served as Director of Dropout Prevention and Recovery. At TEA she has initiated multiple cross-systems collaborative projects including an ACF grant for Foster Care and Student Success with the Children’s Commission and DFPS, and a collaborative grant to SAMHSA for Advancing Wellness and Resiliency in Education with HHSC, TIEMH at UT Austin, and school districts that has resulted in foundational resources for school mental health. Ms. Wayman currently leads TEA’s Mental Health and Wellness Team facilitating school mental health policies and practices connected to safe and supportive schools.  She serves on the Texas Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinating Council, the Children’s Mental Health Plan Subcommittee, and the JCMH Collaborative Council. She has a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Bowling Green State University, and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.