Katie Altier has taught in the lower school at Columbus Academy since 2000 and will be teaching fourth grade during the 2022-23 school year. Outside of her main role on campus, Katie also serves on the mathematics, report card and esthetics committees. During her first years at Academy, Katie was a member of the fifth grade teaching staff for three years where she taught math. Prior to Academy, she taught in Illinois for five years, including four years as a second grade teacher in Chicago Public Schools and one year as a sixth grade science teacher in Ingleside. Katie and her husband Chris have two kids, daughter Caroline ’25 and son Graham ’28.

Katie’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
The beautiful campus, caring faculty and wonderful families.”

Little-known fact
“I love elephants!”

Favorite sports team
Notre Dame football

  • B.A. Wittenberg University , Liberal Arts