Biography

Rachael Gorsuch has been teaching upper school mathematics at Columbus Academy since 2016. She also works with math curriculum reform and helps mentor new math teachers on campus. Rachael was the 2014 OCTM Secondary Math Teacher of the Year for Central Ohio and received the Emerging Leader Award for Social Responsibility from Muskingum University in 2018. Prior to joining Academy, Rachael worked for a combined 10 years between time spent as a teacher at Premier Academy of Ohio and Teays Valley High School, and as a professional development facilitator at Ohio University. She has experience teaching algebra, geometry, precalculus, quantitative reasoning, and statistics at both the middle school and high-school level. She holds a B.S. in mathematics and graduated magna cum laude from Muskingum University, and a MAT in teaching and learning in STEM education from The Ohio State University. Rachael and her husband, Dean, have two children, Jonah and Arya, and often host a high school foreign exchange student.

Rachael’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“I love working with our students. They ask great questions and come in during their free time to better learn. There's a passion here that flows from faculty and students alike.”

Favorite sports team
Pittsburgh Penguins

Education
  • B.S. Muskingum University , Mathematics; AYA Math Education
  • M.A.T. The Ohio State University , Teaching and Learning in STEM Education