The administration supports the things that are important. They support the teachers, they are always focused on learning and getting kids as far as they can in 1 year, 2 years, 3 years.– Kathryn Anstaett
These teachers are so upbeat. They make you feel very very welcome.– Bobby Cline and Paula Green
The teachers do everything in their power to be responsible for the success of not only their students, but of the school, of the class, and of the grade.– Jason, Parent
When I visit our students who are now in high school, they have that same passion for college, even after they have left CCA.– Michelle Williams
The teachers care. They care about education, they make sure the kids get their work done, and they communicate with you.– Bobby and Paula, Parents
CCA has made it possible for my son to get wonderful grades and scholarships to great high schools that I never in a million years thought I would be able to send him to.– Maria, Parent
It’s a great school to attend. It’s a great place to work too, because everyone here has a passion and dedication.– Michelle Williams
For the staff, this is not just a job for them. They are really on a mission to change these childrens’ lives and impact the community.– Jason, Parent
I love the fact that the teachers hold her accountable for her homework, for her tests, for the syllabus. Everything is in order.– Jason, Parent
Fulfilling our mission is no easy task. It will require an extensive commitment of time, energy and financial resources.– Andrew Boy
I have always expected Christopher to go far, but with the help of CCA, Christopher already has a plan. He has a plan and he’s in the 8th grade - and that’s amazing.– Maria, Mother
I'm most proud of my grades. Since I've come here, I've been on the honor roll every single time.– Christopher, Student
This school system is challenging. It pushes the boundaries of creativity and learning.– Jason, Parent
We’d like to thank them for the opportunity to let our son go to this school. I don’t know how they found me, but I’m glad they did.– Bobby and Paula, Parents
Andrew E. Boy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Andrew E. Boy is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at the United Schools Network (USN). From a young age, Andrew knew that he wanted to pursue a career in education. He grew up surrounded by influential people in the field; his grandfather was a superintendent, his grandmother was a teacher, and his father was a member of the school board. Boy began his career as a teacher at W.E.B. DuBois Academy, an urban charter school in Cincinnati. He served as the science lab director who designed the school’s science program and vastly improved students’ proficiency scores. During Andrew’s time with this school district he was twice awarded Ohio’s charter school Teacher of the Year, he facilitated several mentoring relationships between students and various Cincinnati professionals, and the academy earned Ohio’s top rating for academic performance.
In 2006, Andrew began the competitive Building Excellent Schools Fellowship where he received extensive training on charter school founding and leadership, and best practices in urban education. He completed the BES Fellowship and opened his own charter school, Columbus Collegiate Academy (CCA-Main), in 2008. The school, which serves about 240 students in grades 6-8, received an “Excellent” rating from the Ohio Department of Education in 2012. Recently, CCA-Main also won the Gold Star EPIC award from New Leaders for New Schools for its extraordinary student achievement gains; it was one of only four schools nationwide to win the honor. The school has consistently been one of the top performing public middle schools in Franklin County since opening. Through these achievements and his work in the community, Andrew was selected by Business First as one of Columbus’ Forty Under 40 honorees and 20 People to Know in Education.
CCA's academic results and Columbus’ need for more high-quality educational options for urban students prompted Boy to open a second middle school, CCA-West Campus, in 2012, and also to form a charter management organization, United Schools Network. As Chief Executive Officer, Boy aims to establish additional campuses throughout Columbus.
In addition to two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati, Boy holds a master’s in educational administration from Xavier University.
United Schools Network Team
Kathryn Anstaett-Chief Schools Officer
Astrid Arca- Manager, Strategy, Operations | School Performance Institute
Carmen Boy - Development Director
Emily Clark - Development Intern
John A. Dues - Chief Learning Officer
Dante Ferguson - Talent Manager
Brett McAdoo- Operations Director
Hayley Verdi - Alumni Services Coordinator
Diana Wakim- Development Associate