Dr. Kate Windsor
Dr. Katherine G. Windsor, the twelfth Head of Miss Porter’s School, has been named keynote speaker for Taft's 122nd commencement. Dr. Windsor is the mother of graduating senior Jack Katkavich.
"Taft has had a long tradition of a senior parent or faculty member speaking at graduation," notes headmaser Willy MacMullen '78. "I am delighted that Dr. Windsor will address us. She is a good friend, a remarkable educator and one of the most distinguished private secondary school leaders in the country--as well as a great fan of Taft and the class of 2012. We are extremely lucky to have her on what will be such a proud day!"
Prior to her arrival at Miss Porter's School, Dr. Windsor served as the head of The Sage School in Foxboro, MA, an elementary and middle school for gifted and talented students. She earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Klingenstein Visiting Fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Windsor completed undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Rochester and the College of Notre Dame, respectively. An advisory board member of the Online School for Girls, the Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives Board of Directors, SPHERE Consortium Board of Directors, and National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls Leadership Program Faculty, Dr. Windsor is a frequent lecturer on single-sex education, most recently presenting Educating Young Women to Lead: Outsmarting the Stereotypes for the National Association of Independent Schools.