Brianna Stout has been an English teacher in the upper school at Columbus Academy since 2013 and serves as the Sumner F. Dennett Chair in English. She also is an advisor of Student Council, QUEST Art and Literary magazine, Creative Writing is Awesome Club, and Rollerchairball Club. Brianna has an A.B. in English literature from Princeton University and a M.F.A. in creative writing from Virginia Tech where she was an Outstanding Graduate Student Nominee. She has earned several other awards including the Composition Program Award for Teaching Excellence and two Virginia Tech/Poetry Society of Virginia Prize honors, as well as first place in the Poetry in Medicine Competition. She also received the ETS Recognition of Excellence for a perfect score on the English Content Knowledge Praxis II test. Brianna and her husband Scott have two cats, Seymour and Sybil, who are the heart of their family. Brianna’s mother Joanne occasionally is a substitute teacher on campus, and her brother Kyle periodically visits campus to help run Rollerchairball club. 

Brianna’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
"My favorite thing about CA is the tight-knit community.  As soon as I got hired, I felt welcomed into the fold by my colleagues, and I am constantly impressed with their generosity of time, attention, and spirit.  Similarly, the students are so warm and truly want to get to know the other members of the community - students, teachers, staff - so that we can care about and understand each other."

Favorite sports team
Columbus Blue Jackets

Favorite food/place to eat
“My husband and I like to walk to the Starliner Diner from our home in Hilliard. I also love Indian food!”

  • A.B. Princeton University , English Literature
  • M.F.A. Virginia Tech University , Creative Writing