Kara Haustovich is our new first grade associate and will be working with lead teacher Julie Simmons. She comes to Columbus Academy after 13 years at Village Academy where she taught pre-kindergarten and first grade, was the kindergarten and first grade division chair, and most recently, the lower school division chair. Kara attended The Ohio State University where she earned a B.S. in human ecology and M.Ed. Kara and her husband, Scott Whitesel, are the parents of a new first grade Viking, Benjamin ’31, and Nathan (2). Her hobbies include baking and taking dance classes, as well as hiking and travel, with some of her favorite trips include Costa Rica and Italy.

  • B.S. The Ohio State University , Human Ecology
  • M.Ed. The Ohio State University