Pedro Mena arrived at Columbus Academy in 2016 and is the Director of Student Outreach and Hiring. He founded and leads CASA, our Hispanic heritage and Latinx student affinity group. Pedro previously taught art for Explorers, PreK and Middle School on campus and served as our Fine Arts Department Chair. He serves on advisory boards in education and community engagement for the Columbus Museum of Art, COSI and the CIty of Columbus. Pedro is a trustee for Momentum and is a member of the Leadership Columbus Signature Program Class of 2022. He has a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Pedro and his wife Marijo have two children in the Lower School, Dylan and James.

Pedro’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“Looking out at our open and green campus and seeing it change through the seasons.”  

Little-known fact
“Realizing the beginning of a creative career after winning third place in a coloring contest in second grade!”

Favorite sports team
Spanish national soccer team.

Pedro was featured in the Fall 2020 issue of our school magazine.

  • B.F.A. School of Visual Arts