Kathy Mendenhall has worked at Columbus Academy since 2012 and currently serves as Special Programs Assistant and one of the CASE supervisors for our after-school program. She has also worked with our Summer Experience Program since 2014. Her initial role at Academy was as a part-time substitute teacher for CASE before becoming a long-term substitute and snack and nutrition Coordinator. As the supervisor for CASE, Kathy is responsible for helping to oversee staff and students in the program, onboarding new CASE employees, mentoring and coordinating the Upper School CASE Assistants, floating to support each grade group, and serving as a substitute as needed. She is also responsible for ordering and distributing snacks to all grade levels and managing and tracking all invoices from SAGE Dining Services. Kathy assists the Special Programs Office with various administrative support for Summer Experience. For Summer Experience, Kathy originally began working in its after-care before becoming the Coordinator of the Junior Counseling Program and instructor for Interpretive Dance Camp. Her role as Coordinator includes parent and student orientation, placement, monitoring and mentoring of Junior Counselors, and weekly evaluations and reviews. During high school, Kathy studied and completed theatre and music training in a vocational performing arts school and later studied various forms of dance at Irveline’s School of Ballet, Dublin Dance Center, and BalletMet. She is currently pursuing a business administration degree from Franklin University with an expected graduation in the spring 2023. Kathy earned an Associates of Arts in Business Administration from Franklin University. She also holds a managing Cosmetology license from the Ohio State School of Cosmetology and previously owned, managed and worked at KMendenhall Salons. Kathy returned to the stage after 36 years in the spring of 2019 as Lena Younger, “Mama,” the lead role in A Raisin in the Sun.

  • A.A. Franklin University , Business Administration
  • Ohio State School of Cosmetology , Managing Cosmetology License