Biography

Dianne Griffin joined the Columbus Academy faculty in 1996 and has taught science in our Lower School since 2002. She is also involved with the Super Curriculum Committee, Land Stewardship Committee, and our many outdoor initiatives, including helping to build a wetland with Ohio native plants at the retention pond on campus. Dianne previously served as a kindergarten lead and associate teacher, second grade associate teacher, and was a part of many curriculum-based committees. In 2005, Dianne established Academy’s “Magic of the Monarch” project, harvesting friendships through science and technology by leading groups to Mexico to learn about the culture, visit our sister school in the region, and see the migration of the monarch butterfly. This project, which earned a Best Buy Teach Award for the creative use of interactive technology, has since helped three teachers from the school in Mexico to acquire visas to visit Academy. Dianne has two adult children: Lindsey Griffin Halsey ’02, who is married to Brent Halsey ’02, and Dan Griffin ’07.

Dianne’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
Our inquisitive and curious Lower School Students who are always excited about science and ready to learn and try new things.”

Little-known fact
I competed collegiately in gymnastics and was a High School All- American Gymnast.”

Favorite sports teams
“Any EKU team!”

Education
  • B.S. The Ohio State University , Early & Middle Childhood Education
  • M.Ed. Ashland University , Talent Development (Gifted Education)