Dan Olexio began as Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Columbus Academy in 2015, and also currently serves as an AP Calculus teacher where he has 10-plus years of experience teaching various math courses. Dan’s administrative role at Academy involves working across all three divisions to help plan Professional Development, run Curriculum Committee meetings alongside Department Chairs and Curriculum Coordinators, as well as work with the Head of School and Division Heads on the strategic vision. An Ohio native, Dan grew up in Englewood as the youngest of three siblings and attended Northmont High School where he played soccer and worked at the local Kroger. Away from work, Dan enjoys spending time with family, attending his local church and road biking - especially for Peletonia.

Dan’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

“Teaching. While my administrative duties have reduced my teaching role, the best part of my day is still teaching. I particularly like AP Calculus because the curriculum is challenging, but attainable with the right mindset. The AP Exam is one of the better APs, and it helps keep students focused for the entire year - even second-semester seniors.”

More about Dan

What career did you want to pursue as a child?

“Initially, I wanted to be a garbage man or a snow plow driver - the trucks were a huge draw for me. Once I got to high school, I wanted to be an architect. I loved math, science and art, and I took as many of those courses as I could. I thought architecture would be a great blend of all those things, but life took me in a different direction.”

Favorite sports teams:

“The Cincinnati Reds. My Aunt had season tickets when I was a kid, and we went to games all the time. I loved the 1975 Big Red Machine. Close behind the Reds are the Buckeyes, Blue Jackets, Bengals, Crew, and any American rider in the Tour de France.”

  • B.S. U.S. Military Academy
  • M.B.A. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • M.S.Ed. Old Dominion University