Biography

JoAnne Adams joined the Columbus Academy faculty in 1994 and is the Wexner Chair in Elementary Education, physical education department chair and a lower school physical education teacher. She also coaches middle school field hockey and girls lacrosse, and the third grade little dribblers. JoAnne previously taught PreK at the Northwest Christian Childcare Center and holds a B.S. in health and human services from Ohio University. JoAnne and her husband, Tim, have a daughter, Charlotte ’21, and the family has two boxer dogs, Lily and Champ (named after the 2018 CA field hockey state championship team).

JoAnne’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“The feeling of family.”

Little-known fact
“I’m the youngest of three girls. My mom was a teacher and my dad was an FBI agent.”

Favorite sports teams
Ohio University Bobcats, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavs, Cleveland Indians, Boston Celtics.

Education
  • B.S. Ohio University