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Katherine G. Windsor

Katherine G. Windsor is the 12th Head of Miss Porter’s School. Prior to her tenure at Miss Porter's School, she served as the head of The Sage School in Foxboro, Mass.

Dr. Windsor earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a Klingenstein Visiting Fellow at Columbia University. Her undergraduate and graduate studies were completed at the University of Rochester and the College of Notre Dame. She serves as the board chair of The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls, and on the boards of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges: Commission on Independent Schools, and the School Participatory Action Research Collaborative. She serves on the University of Pennsylvania Executive Committee for the Independent School Residency Program and is an instructor of master’s and doctoral students with a focus on the intersection of identity theory and organizational behavior also at UPenn. Dr. Windsor is a frequent lecturer on leadership and single-sex education. Her body of work includes presenting at NYU’s conference, Educating the 21st Century Child and at the 32nd Annual Ethnographic in Education Research Forum on the topic of Practitioner Research: Leadership and the Practice(s) of Inquiry, and extensive research on how adolescent girls define success.

She and her husband, Dr. Jonas F. Katkavich, live in Farmington, Conn. and are the parents of two sons, Jack and Henry “Mac.”