Biography

Amy McLaughlin has taught music in the lower school at Columbus Academy since 2005. Outside of her main role, Amy also serves on the responsive classroom committee in her division. Prior to joining the Academy community, Amy worked as a traveling elementary music teacher at the West Claremont School District near Cincinnati and also was a graduate teaching associate while she completed her master’s degree at The Ohio State University. Amy is a recipient of the Milt Taylor Innovation Grant and the Putnam Grant at CA, along with several music-based honors for outstanding achievement. In addition, Amy graduated summa cum laude as both an undergraduate and a graduate, and is also a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and Mortar Board, both national honor societies. Amy and her husband Matt, a chef extraordinaire and assistant manager at Panera Bread, have two sons, Daniel Solis ’28 and one-year-old AJ McLaughlin.   

Amy’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“I love that CA is committed to nurturing and encouraging the development of well-rounded citizens. While there is a definite commitment to academic excellence, I am proud to be a part of this “Renaissance” philosophy with all of my students’ educations. They will graduate with a strong sense of morality, a knowledge of and an experience with many different sports, a recognition of the importance of kindness, and a love of and an appreciation for the arts.”

Little-known fact

“I am a self-proclaimed, amateur meteorologist. I absolutely love tracking storms, especially of a winter nature, and I even have my own Facebook page where I offer my predictions and thoughts on impending weather systems (and whether or not I think we’ll have a snow day).”

Favorite sports teams

Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians, Columbus Blue Jackets.

Education
  • B.M.E. The Ohio State University , Elementary Music
  • B.M. The Ohio State University , Vocal Performance
  • M.A. The Ohio State University , Elementary Music