Batavia Local Schools

Dedicated to Excellence

800 Bauer Avenue
Batavia, OH 45103
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Board of Education

Batavia Board of Education Members

Michael J. Enriquez
Board President

Originally from Cleveland, Mississippi, Michael moved to the Greater Cincinnati area as he started his career with the U.S. Government Accountability Office in 1985. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Delta State University and Masters in Public Policy and Administration from Mississippi State University. He also holds a Certified Business Analyst certificate from Capital University. Currently, Michael is an Operational Risk Manager for the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. He is in his fifth term as a Batavia School Board Member.

Michael is active in the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) where he serves on the OSBA State Audit Committee representing Southwest Ohio. He is active in the Batavia community as a member of the Batavia Rotary Club.  He coordinates Rotary's student of the month recognition program and assists with the Club's annual distribution of dictionaries, thesauruses, and constitutions to students in Batavia and CNE schools. He is a past Rotary President. Michael also served for many years on the Batavia Community Recreation League Board (BCRL) and is still active as a soccer referee and mentor for new referees. Michael was recently appointed President of the Southern Ohio Soccer Officials Association. He currently serves as an Advisory Council member for the Batavia Chapter of Business Professionals of America.

Michael's wife, Martha, a Milford native, is a retired Health District Program Coordinator. She also owns a small Batavia based business. He and Martha are residents of Batavia Township and have lived in the Batavia Local School District for over 25 years. Their two daughters, Olivia and Sophia, graduated with honors from Batavia High School in 2009 and 2012. Olivia attended The Ohio State University and graduated with a B.S. in Allied Health.  She currently works as a Radiological Technologist for OSU Medical Center East while pursuing her Masters of  Public Health. Sophia attended West Virginia University and attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Musicology at The Ohio State University.

Barb Bruner
Board Vice President 

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Barb Bruner has lived in Batavia all of her life, graduating from Batavia High School in 1971.

After graduation, Barb attended the Cincinnati Christian University where she worked on her degree in Christian Education. In 1974 Barb worked for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland as a cash assorting clerk and tour guide for the bank.

In the summer of 1975, Barb began working for the Batavia Church of Christ as a Youth Director as well as working with the summer school age children who attended the child care that the Church operated. In addition, Barb drove a bus for Batavia and Williamsburg Local Schools for several years. Then in 1982 Barb took the position of Child Care Administrator for the center that was owned by the church.  In 1990 when the church decided to no longer have a child care, Barb opened Batavia Heights Christian Child Care in Batavia and was a successful owner/administrator until her retirement in 2018.


Barb served on the Batavia Board of Education from 2000 until 2012. After a 7 year recess from the board she decided to run for the office again and began serving the children and families of this community again as a Board Member January 2018.

Along with serving on the Batavia Board, Barb has numerous affiliations which keep her involved in various areas of the community. She currently serves on the Batavia Alumni Association Board, the Batavia Schools Foundation Board, is a member of Batavia Rotary and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glen Este where she co-teaches a 3 year old class on Wednesday evenings. Volunteering with Troop Box Ministries, the Nick Erdy Foundation, and Empower Youth keeps her from becoming bored in retirement.


Barb's vision for Batavia Schools is that we will be the district that is known as a school that prepares children for their future. To be the school of choice is optimal, to be the best school is the only option.



Kyle Nicolaus

Board Member

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Kyle grew up in Milford and is a graduate of Milford High School. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in Landscape Architecture. He has worked in the landscape industry for over 30 years and owns a landscape design, build and maintenance business that does mostly residential work on the east side of Greater Cincinnati.

Kyle serves his community as a member of the Batavia Township Zoning Appeals Board and Milford Schools Foundation Board. He also is active in the Clermont County chapter of the Ohio State Alumni club and the Milford First United Methodist Church.

He has been married to his wife Lauri for almost 25 years and they have lived in Batavia for 17 years. Lauri is a Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Ohio University. Lauri has been employed in the Enterprise Software Sales and Consulting field for 20 plus years. They have two daughters that graduated from Batavia Schools and attend the University of Cincinnati, a son that is currently a junior at Batavia High School and one granddaughter.

Scott Runck
Board Member

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Dennis Wells
Board Member

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