Biography

Pascal has been the Upper School Dean of Students at Columbus Academy since 2017, also serving as an advisor for the ACTION club and co-advisor of The FAM, an affinity group for African-American males. Prior to coming to Academy, Pascal taught in the science department, was an advisor for the sophomore class, and coached track and field at the Collegiate School in Richmond, Va. Following his time at the Collegiate School, Pascal moved on to teach in the science faculty at the Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, Ind., while also serving as the school’s diversity coordinator and track and field coach. Pascal earned his undergraduate degree at Middlebury College before attending Boston College where he obtained a master’s degree in Biology and received the Donald J. White award for teaching excellence, a distinguished honor given annually to graduate instructors. Pascal is currently pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Purdue University. In addition, Pascal has served in the past on the Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS) Equity and Justice Committee, along with a few presentations at the National Association of Independent School (NAIS) People of Color Conference. Pascal and his wife Crystal have a daughter Marielle.

Pascal’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy

I love our sense of community and the amount of times I laugh when I am at school. The students, faculty and staff here at CA are amazing!”

Favorite sports team

Since I grew up in South Africa, I love rugby. My favorite sports team is the Springboks – the South African national rugby team. Go Bokke!”

Favorite places to eat

“Afrocentric food. There are some amazing African restaurants in Columbus. Google them!”

Education
  • B.A. Middlebury College , Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • M.S. Boston College , Biology