Amy McLaughlin has taught music in the lower school at Columbus Academy since 2005 and is also currently the co-curricular team leader. Outside of her main role, Amy also serves as the Community Coordinator for 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, the Putnam Grant, and the Dream Big 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 service writer at Auto Emporium Inc., have two sons, Daniel Solis '28 and AJ McLaughlin '35.

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 and Columbus Blue Jackets

  • 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