Alyssa Thiele has worked as a learning specialist in the lower school at Columbus Academy since 2013 and is also currently the co-curricular team leader. During the 2020-21 school year she served as a fifth grade teacher. Alyssa has also helped coach our middle school field hockey and girls lacrosse teams in years past. 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. In 2023, Alyssa became an Associate Level Practitioner with the Orton Gillingham Academy, an Accredited Plus training program of the International Dyslexia Association. She is also a member of the International Dyslexia Association. Alyssa and her husband Drew have a son, Brody, and 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

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