Cory Izokaitis joined Columbus Academy as the Head of Upper School in 2012. She is also involved with SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) and the planning of the annual Viking Rampage Challenge on CA Community Day each fall. Prior to Academy, Cory served for nine years as dean of students and then assistant head of school at West Nottingham Academy in Maryland, where she was named a distinguished faculty member in 2007. She also was the dean of students at St. Timothy’s School in Baltimore, director of student activities, English teacher and lead dorm parent for the first girls’ dormitory at The Hill School in Pennsylvania, as well as assistant director and then director of high school girls division at Interlochen Arts Summer Camp. Cory holds a B.A. in English and secondary education degree from Western Michigan University and M.A. in independent school leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Cory and her husband, Joseph, have two children who attend Academy: a daughter, Lucy ’25, and son, Samuel ’29, and their family has a labradoodle named Rugby and enjoys any time they can get at Lake Michigan in the summer.

Cory’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
Community – helping teens navigate towards adulthood and working with adolescents each day. They're interesting, wonderful, funny and complicated all at the same time.”

 Little-known fact
I hold two national, artistic roller-skating championship titles from 1993 and 1996.”

Favorite sports teams
Detroit Red Wings or Columbus Blue Jackets

  • B.A. Western Michigan University , English & Secondary Education
  • M.A. Columbia University , Independent School Leadership