Biography

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

“O-H-I-O!”

Education
  • B.A. Washington University in St. Louis