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Patriot Preparatory Academy
Mrs. Catherine Burleigh
Catherine Burleigh has served in the field of education since 2005 as a teacher in varying instructional settings. She has taught at a community college and also as a teaching assistant while in graduate school at the University of Dayton, where she obtained her Master's of English degree with a concentration in writing. Catherine also taught as a fifth grade teacher before serving as a high school English teacher at Patriot Preparatory Academy from 2010-2014. Catherine also taught part time for a program which assisted high school students, who were unable to attend traditional schools, to earn credits towards their graduation.
Currently Catherine stays at home with her three young children, but she hopes to return to the classroom once her children are all school-aged. Catherine is passionate about educating teenagers in order to equip them for success as adults.
Board Vice President
Mr. Benito Lucio
Board Vice President
Benito Lucio is retired from the Ohio Job and Family Services where he served as the Monitor Advocate/Ombudsman. He attended Bowling Green State University and Majored in Physical Education. Benito has served on various boards and has numerous state and local recognitions for his work in the community. He is also a radio DJ on WCRS 98.3 and 92.7 FM and does educational videos on accessing resources and knowing your right. He is the father of 2 students at Patriot.
Mr. Joseph Branch
Joseph A. Branch is originally from Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of Howard University, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. He also holds a Master of Counseling and a Master of Divinity. He is currently serving as a Wing Chaplain in the Ohio Air National Guard. Joseph has been a part of the Patriot Family since 2011 as a parent and as a board member. He remains excited to help young people work toward progress.
Mr. Jeff Krigbaum
Jeff Krigbaum is the President and Director of Pride Soccer Club, which is a competitive youth soccer organization of around 650 players and has been in that role for 15 years. He is also currently the Student Ministries Leader at First Baptist Church Groveport and has served there since 2008. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Physical Education from Ohio Wesleyan University. Jeff taught Elementary Physical Education in a charter school for two years and has also taught homeschool PE for several years. In addition, he has led or been part of 6 international mission trips to various countries. Jeff is happily married and has 3 young boys. Jeff is excited to serve the students, parents and staff of Patriot and hopes to use his various leadership and educational experiences to add value to the board.
Mrs. Amy McCann
Mrs. Terri Pratt
Terri Pratt has been a celebrated entrepreneur and author in the Columbus area for over 19 years. She and her husband D.J, have founded 2 successful businesses. Terri is the author of “The Ultimate Stylist Handbook”. She has a passion for coaching, mentoring, and training individuals to new levels of business success. She has always been passionate about helping people excel in their purpose and fostering a spirit of excellence.
Terri is a parent of 5. She is honored, and feels privileged, to serve on a board with diversity, various experiences, and a common goal to help better aide Patriot Prep Academy staff and students in their journey of growth and success.
Mr. Rahim Rahman
Rahim Rahman is an Anesthesiologist and current Director of Anesthesiology for OhioHealth, Grant Medical Center. Rahim is also an Associate Professor at Otterbein University and Grant Medical Center’s CRNA Program. He holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University, and Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He and his beautiful nurse wife, Tiffany, have two sons attending Patriot Preparatory Academy and have been a member of the family since 2010. Rahim feels blessed to serve on the school board, is excited to understand the education process and promises to assist in any way to make the education of our underprivileged youth a top priority.
Patriot Preparatory Academy's Board Meetings are open to the public. If you have interest in disussing a matter with our board members, please contact the superintendent to schedule a time.
Thu May 20 2021
Starting at: 6:30 PM
Thu Jun 17 2021
Starting at: 6:30 PM
Notice: Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all board meetings will be held virtually until further notice. Please click below to view the board meeting during it's scheduled session.
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2020-2021 Board Meeting Dates
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