Biography

Melissa Soderberg became the Head of School at Columbus Academy in July of 2013 and recently oversaw the successful completion of a $20 million capital campaign that allowed the school to dramatically improve its facilities. She had previously been the Upper School Director at the Breck School in Minnesota and in addition to extensive work in finance, admissions and development has also been a college counseling director, dean of students, history teacher and a coach of multiple sports. Ms. Soderberg earned degrees from Middlebury College and the Teachers College at Columbia University, where she was a Joseph Klingenstein Fellow. She has two teenage sons – Angus and Philip – with her husband, Dr. John Soderberg.

Education
  • B.A. Middlebury College
  • M.A. Columbia University