Tim Leet began teaching at Columbus Academy in 1999 and has been in his current role as Ethics and Character Coordinator since 2010. In addition to his main duties teaching upper school courses in ethics and psychology as well as eighth grade science, Tim is also on the Strategic Vision Goal 2 implementation committee and the upper school Discipline and Honor Committee. He has served in several roles throughout his time at Academy, including as upper school dean of students, science teacher and Student Council advisor as well as track and field coach in both our Middle and Upper Schools. Away from Academy, Tim helped found and served as the first executive director for Heart of Character, a non-profit offering professional development and consultation for mission-driven school programs in character development and internal motivation. He is the author of a textbook entitled "Ethics and Identity" (2018) and is the recipient of the Ronald Williams Prize for Excellence in Theology and Ethics. Tim and his wife Andrea have two daughters, Julia ’18 and CJ ’21.

Tim’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“My colleagues. I had a couple of career misfires before finding education. Within days, I knew I had found my work, my place and my people.”

Favorite sports team
Ohio State basketball

Favorite place to eat
“My mom’s house.”

  • B.A. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. The Ohio State University
  • M.A. Methodist Theological School