Silvia Chaves began working at Columbus Academy in 1998 and currently teaches Spanish in our Upper School. She previously served as PK-12 World Languages Department Chair and was a grade-level dean. Prior to joining Academy, Silvia was a teaching assistant and research associate at The Ohio State University, and spent time as a Spanish instructor at Denison University. She has a B.S. in counseling psychology from the Universidad de Costa Rica, M.A. in foreign language education and a Ph.D.-A.B.D. in Latin American literatures and cultures from Ohio State. Silvia and her husband, David, have two adult children: a daughter, Camila ’17, and a son, Thomas ’19.
Silvia’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“I was born and raised in San José, Costa Rica and moved to Columbus to attend graduated school at The Ohio State University.”
- B.S. Universidad de Costa Rica , Counseling Psychology
- M.A. The Ohio State University , Foreign Language Education
- Ph.D.-A.B.D. The Ohio State University , Latin American Literatures & Cultures