Biography

Alyssa Thiele has worked as a learning styles specialist in the Lower School at Columbus Academy since 2013. During the 2020-21 school year she served as a fifth grade teacher. Alyssa is an assistant middle school field hockey and middle school girls lacrosse coach. Prior to arriving at CA, Alyssa taught for one year at Eastland Performance Academy as a grades 3-5 intervention specialist. Alyssa graduated cum laude from Wittenberg University where she was also a field hockey goalkeeper for the Tigers from 2008-2011. Alyssa also graduated cum laude with her masters in Reading Education from Otterbein University, and was also inducted into Kappa Delta Pi, an educational honors society. Alyssa and her husband Drew have two “fur babies” Lucy and Tyson.

Alyssa’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“I love watching the students grow up and develop their personalities and interests. I can go to sporting events and theater productions and see students who I taught in lower school.”

Little-known fact
“I am a certified Jazzercise instructor and have been teaching in Upper Arlington since 2015. You can see my share my talents during rain day practices with the middle school girls field hockey and lacrosse teams.”

Favorite places to eat
Chipotle and Local Roots in Powell

Education
  • B.A. Wittenberg University , Elementary and Special Education
  • M.A. Otterbein University , Reading Education