Catherine Peterson joined Columbus Academy in 2015 as a long-term third grade substitute teacher and began her current role teaching kindergarten the following year. In addition to her primary duties on campus, Catherine is also on the social studies curriculum committee and is an ISACS chapter lead. Prior to arriving at Academy, Catherine worked in Indiana as a lead teacher for first and second grade and served as a Title I reading teacher. Catherine and her husband Brian reside in the Short North and have a nine-month-old son, Benjamin, and a golden doodle named Ricky.

Catherine’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“I love the close-knit community at Columbus Academy. Additionally, I appreciate the emphasis on curricular innovation and activities that foster student creativity. Finally, the low student-to-teacher ratio makes a huge difference in the classroom and allows for differentiation.”

Little-known fact

“I lived in Australia for four months after college.”

Favorite sports team

“The Michigan Wolverines – especially football and basketball.”

  • B.A. University of Michigan , Psychology
  • M.S. Indiana University , Elementary Education