Valarie Reckner began working at Columbus Academy in 1998 and is currently a first grade associate teacher. She also is involved with the responsive classroom committee and helps mentor new faculty. Valarie previously worked as a second grade associate teacher and was a PreK camp instructor on campus, this coming after many years as a substitute teacher in various Central Ohio school districts. She graduated cum laude with a B.S. in elementary education from The Ohio State University. Valarie and her husband, Mark, have two sons and four fun grandchildren.

Valarie’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
I enjoy learning and it's awesome to work in an environment where everyone values education.

Little-known fact
My husband and I rode the Tail of the Dragon this summer on our Harley. It's an 11 mile stretch of road with 318 curves.”

  • B.S. The Ohio State University , Elementary Education