Biography

Beth Reifeis is the 3YO-grade 12 English department chair and has taught in the upper school at Columbus Academy since 2006. She is also a member of the admissions committee and leads the upper school English department. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Beth began her career teaching language arts at Walnut Springs Middle School in Westerville, followed by time spent at McCord Middle School and Worthington Kilbourne High School. She also has prior work experience in various development and instructional roles with the Franklin County Educational Service Center and the Ohio Department of Education. Beth holds a B.S. in English education grades 7-12 from The Ohio State University, a M.A.Ed. from The College of Mount St. Joseph, and has K-12 gifted and reading certifications. Beth has a son, Jack ’18.

Beth’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“The Columbus Academy administration, faculty, staff, and students are hard-working, thoughtful people.  It is an honor to be a part of this amazing organization.

Little-known fact

I am a relatively good slalom water-skier.

Favorite place to eat

I love to go out to dinner so I have many favorites. I'll give a shout-out to one in particular, The Whitney House in Worthington, as it is owned and operated by my former Worthington Kilbourne student, Ian Brown.”

Education
  • B.S. The Ohio State University , English Education 7-12
  • M.A.Ed. The College of Mount St. Joseph