Amanda Woods joined the Columbus Academy faculty to teach middle school Latin in January 2023. She came to Academy after teaching Latin and ancient literature/philosophy for 11 years at Columbus State Community College (CSCC). Amanda also created promotional materials for the CSCC Humanities Department and helped to write, produce and perform theater pieces about life in Ancient Rome, Greece and Byzantium. She also has teaching experience from time spent at public and private schools in the Columbus area, including Delaware City Schools, St. Charles Preparatory School and The Wellington School. Amanda obtained a B.A. and M.Ed. from The Ohio State University  where she was named to the Dean's List as an undergraduate and earned a Superior Rating on her master's degree  as well as an M.A. from University of Kentucky where she received a full scholarship as a teaching assistant. Outside of her teaching role, Amanda is involved with the Ohio Junior Classical League. Amanda and her husband Stephen have a son, Harry, and the family has a dog named Major Frank Browning and a cat name Catalina. 

Amanda's favorite thing about Columbus Academy
"Copious facilities and beautiful grounds, and the great students here!"

Favorite sports team
Columbus Crew FC

Little-known fact 
"I also like to teach Classical Mythology, classical literature, philosophy, Ancient Greek and Russian."

  • B.A. The Ohio State University
  • M.A. University of Kentucky
  • M.Ed. The Ohio State University