Michelle Platt has been teaching middle school mathematics at Columbus Academy since 2001 and is the McElroy Chair in mathematics. She also is the middle school service coordinator and is a member of the service department. Michelle began her teaching career at The Wellington School in 1994 before moving to the tri-state area where she taught at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse, N.Y., and Morristown-Beard School in New Jersey. She holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis. Michelle and her husband, Joshua, have two daughters, Cydney ’21 and Sophie ’25.

Michelle’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“I love being a part of the CA community. The students are amazing; the families are incredibly supportive of our programs. The faculty and staff are creative, compassionate, and extremely collaborative.”

Little-known fact
“Most people think that I’m from the east coast, but I was actually born in Vermillion, South Dakota.”

Favorite sports team

  • B.A. Washington University in St. Louis