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.

2016-17 School Board Members:

Sally Q. Lindsay, Director
Julie Liggett, Faculty Representative
Amanda Humbert, President
Meredith Kitts
Gail Verway-Cohen
Julie Smith
Julie Sanzone
Julie Maples
Duane Roller
Philip Hemphill

All parents are welcome at the monthly school board meetings.

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

mandy-humbertMandy Humbert, President
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.  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

Meredith Kitts,
Parent’s Association
Meredith 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 3

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


julie-sanzone-2-bigJulie Sanzone, Treasurer and Kindergarten Liaison
Julie Sanzone is in her third year as a part of the Clintonville Academy family with daughters in 2nd grade and kindergarten…and a little man who will look forward to joining CA when he is ready for Pre-K! This is her first year on the Board and she will serve as Treasurer and liaison to the kindergarten classroom and is grateful to be a part of an institution where children are excited to come to school and learn. Although her oldest child, Charlotte, will tell you they choose CA because she liked the classroom lofts, Julie and her husband Phil were amazed at the personal attention students received and the close connections between teachers, students, and families that they believed are important for children thriving and that was really why they chose CA for their family.

Julie has her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The Ohio State University and her Masters in Higher Education from The Pennsylvania State University. She currently works at Ohio State in the Office of Residence Life supporting Residential Learning Communities. When she’s not busy with work, Julie enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, and generally anything outdoorsy or crafty.

Julie welcomes your questions and/or feedback by email at


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Philip R Hemphill, Jr., Board Member
I earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio Dominican in 2001 and an associate degree in finance from Columbus State in 1999. In addition, I received the professional designations of AAMS® in 2014 and CRPC® In 2016. I am financial advisor for Edward Jones. My wife, Kelie, and I have been married for 15 years as of 2016, I have three children Philip III, Camaren and Christian. I’m originally from Columbus and have lived here all of my life.

I’m an active member of the community and most of my time is spent volunteering as a coach in youth sports for 10-plus years in baseball, basketball and football. I also volunteer at Clintonville Academy.