Alicia Crain began working in the lower school at Columbus Academy in 2005 and moved into teaching first grade at the start of the 2023-24 school year. She is also the curriculum coordinator for English and language arts in the lower school and serves as co-coordinator of community service on campus. Alicia most recently taught second grade from 2016-23 and has also served as a third grade associate teacher, taught pre-kindergarten and worked with CASE, our after-school program. Prior to coming to Academy, Alicia taught PreK for five years. She holds a B.S. from Bowling Green State University. Alicia and her husband, Bob, reside in Westerville with their two children: a daughter, Morgan ’23 and son, Evan ’29, and the family has two dogs, Shelby and Bruce, and a cat, Marty, as well as a leopard gecko, Tony.

Alicia’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“My favorite thing about working at Academy has been watching the kids that I had in Pre-K graduate!  To see them grow from little four-year-olds to grown 18-year-olds has been so rewarding. I also love working where my own children attend school.  Being able to see them each day makes me happy.”

Little-known fact
“I am an only child.”

Favorite sports teams
“I LOVE the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears!”

  • B.S. Bowling Green State University