Davida Arnold joined the lower school at Columbus Academy as a PreK associate teacher during the 2019-20 school year after having spent a portion of 2018-19 on campus as a substitute for PreK through fifth grade. Davida also began serving as the assistant director of diversity for lower school in April 2022. She completed her B.S. in industrial and systems engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and holds a M.S. in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore. Before becoming a teacher, Davida was an engineer working on U.S. Navy aircraft carriers. Davida also brings educational experience as a teacher assistant and substitute at Westminster Academy in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, before moving to Pickerington when her husband Shaka became our Head of Middle School. She is also a board certified coach and a certified clarity coach. Davida and Shaka are the proud parents of Zoya ’24, Hanna ’26, Joza ’28 and Ina ’30.

  • B.S. Virginia Tech , Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • M.S. Loyola University Maryland , Pastoral Counseling