Lauren Shuneson has taught at Columbus Academy since 2014, beginning as a language arts teacher in the middle school, before moving into her current position as a fifth-grade teacher in the lower school. She is also head middle school volleyball coach, a member of the lower school discipline committee, faculty book club, and serves as the division’s community coordinator. She has also been a SEED leader in years past. Prior to her arrival at Academy, Lauren taught several grade levels in the Kateri Catholic School System in Toledo, Ohio, including sixth-grade social studies, seventh and eighth-grade language arts, and ninth-grade modern world history. She has a B.S. in education and an M.Ed. from Miami University, where she graduated magna cum laude. Lauren and her husband Andrew have a Goldendoodle pup named Nora.

Lauren’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

I love being able to work closely with students and have opportunities to know them as unique learners. At CA, there is something in the schedule for every child and I love having the opportunity to see them excited for experiences that bring them joy and confidence.”

Little-known fact

“I cry during most of the background stories of contestants on Dancing With the Stars.”

Favorite food/places to eat

“Avacados and favorite place to eat would be Hudson 29 or Tucci's.

  • B.S. Miami University , Education
  • M.Ed. Miami University