Clintonville Academy
Serving grades Pre-K through 8th Grade
3916 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214

School Board

School Board MeetingThe members of the Clintonville Academy School Board are committed parent and administrative volunteers who meet monthly to make important decisions regarding the school. School Board members are elected every year (based on position terms that expire and need to filled). All parents are eligible to run for the School Board.

2014-15 School Board Members:

Sally Q. Lindsay, Director
Julie Liggett, Faculty Representative
Mandy Humbert, President
David Hogrefe, Vice President
Meredith Kitts, Board Member & Parent Association President
Marni Hall, Board Treasurer
Paul Pepper, Board Member
Gail Verway-Cohen, Board Member
Julie Smith, Board Member
Cindy Salisbury, Secretary

All parents are welcome at the monthly school board meetings.

We invite you to learn more about our School Board members here:

Mandy Humbert


Mandy is serving her second year on the Board and as President. She has been an active participant in the annual budget process for several years and she has served as the Parent Association Treasurer in the past.  Mandy has four children attending Clintonville Academy, a daughter in 4th, a son in 3rd, another son in 1st and a daughter in Pre-K.    Mandy and her husband, Jim, chose CA after visiting the school and being overwhelmed by the wonderful personalities of the students.  The small class sizes, parent involvement and overall caring nature of the staff were also deciding factors.

Mandy is a graduate from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and the University of Cincinnati with a Masters of Science in Quantitative Analysis.  When not with her family, Mandy keeps busy as a Director of Business Insights and Analytics.

Mandy welcomes your questions and/or feedback by email at



Marni Hall
Marni Hall was elected to the Clintonville Academy board in 2012.  She is a CPA with 25 years of accounting experience after graduating from Miami University.  She started her career in public accounting at KPMG where she specialized in audits of governments and not-for-profits.  After 14 years preparing financial statements for two different state public pension systems, she now works in the Auditor’s office at the City of Columbus.

During the 2014-15 school year, Marni and her husband Andy have an 8th grade daughter and a 4th grade son. They also have a Clintonville Academy graduate attending DeSales.  We chose Clintonville Academy (CA) for its small class sizes, parent involvement, and sense of community.  We like how CA teaches to the student versus teaching to a test.
Marni welcomes your questions and/or feedback by email at

Meredith Kitts

Parent’s Association PresidentMeredith Anne Kitts originally joined the CA family in the early 1980′s when she was a member of the school’s first 1st grade class.  She and her brother, Zachary Hattle, were students at CA through 1988, and her parents served on the Discipline Committee and her mother was the School Nurse. Meredith and her husband, Gerrit Kitts, re-joined the CA family as parents to daughter Anneka who is currently enrolled.

Meredith is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, and serves as the Development Director at New Directions Career Center, a local non-profit organization. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys reading and gardening.  Travel is a life-long passion that started with her trip to Mexico with Señora Brown and the 7th and 8th grade classes at CA, and has taken her to England, Germany, Austria, Italy, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, and Pakistan.  In addition to working, Anneka and the family dog, Porter, help to keep the Kitts’ household full of excitement!

Meredith welcomes your questions and/or feedback by email at

Meredith Kitts, Mom to Anneka – Grade 2

Parent Association

gail-verwayGail Verway
Board Member
Gail Verway was elected to the Board in May 2013. Gail now has two children attending Clintonville Academy, both in seventh grade, and she will continue her work on the Board until May 2017. Gail has enjoyed working with a group of people who have an unwavering commitment to meet the needs of the students and families that have chosen Clintonville Academy.
Gail has been a CA parent since Fall of 2005 when her oldest child started kindergarten. That child is now a student at Metro High School. Gail and her husband attribute the success of their daughter attending Metro to the skills she learned at Clintonville Academy. These skills include critical thinking, study habits, responsibility to your community, and self-discipline toward going after your goals.
Gail welcomes your questions and/or feedback by email at