Biography

Brelle Farrenkopf has worked at Columbus Academy since 2001, and is in her first year as Director of Early Childhood Program and Student Services. Outside of her main role at Academy, Brelle also serves as the Chair for Student Support Services, is on the curriculum committee, and is a part of Coaching Girls on the Run with a group of lower-school teachers. Brelle has worked in several roles at CA, including as a kindergarten teacher, reading specialist, and Dean of Teaching and Learning. Prior to coming to campus, Brelle taught kindergarten at the Diocese of Columbus and Columbus City Schools, and also was a reading specialist. Brelle and her husband Stefan, who teaches English and directs the upper-school musical, have three kids, Alex ’12, Emma ’15 and Evan ’20, along with three dogs, Steve, Jaime and Oscar.

Brelle’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

The sense of connection and community.  The dedicated teachers, enthusiastic students and supportive families.  The amazing campus and all it has to offer.  Each morning as I make my way up the main drive from Cherry Bottom Road, I stop and think about how lucky I am to get to be part of such a wonderful place.”

Little-known fact

“If I could spend my weekends doing anything I choose, I would bake and knit all day long (but not at the same time as that could get a little messy).”

Favorite sports team

“Columbus Academy Vikings, of course!”

Education
  • B.S. The Ohio State University , Elementary Education
  • M.A. The Ohio State University , Language, Literacy and Culture