Biography

Gerardina Garita has been teaching upper school history at Columbus Academy since 2010. She was the assistant coach for the varsity bowling team in 2018-19 and is expected to take over duties as head coach beginning in the 2019-20 season. Prior to coming to Academy, Gerardina taught modern languages at the University of Costa Rica, as well as Spanish at The Ohio State University and Columbus State Community College. After being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in Costa Rica to pursue graduate work in the United States, Gerardina earned a M.A. in both English and black studies from The Ohio State University. Outside of work, she has a love for watching and supporting all events at Academy. Gerardina has two children, a son, Maxwell and a daughter, Dorian ’16. 

Gerardina’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“Watching sports and as many extracurriculars as I can!”

Favorite sports teams
Costa Rican National Soccer Team and supporting all CA teams.

Education
  • B.A. Universidad de Costa Rica
  • M.A. The Ohio State University