A teacher of French and English, Katherine had never ridden horses before coming to Thacher, but she soon discovered the challenges and rewards of working in the equine world. Now she not only instructs students in riding, but also leads horse-packing trips.
A graduate of Stanford University, Katherine taught at Belmont Hill School and Phillips Academy, Andover. She likes to say that she followed her daughter, then a boarding student, to Thacher.
Katherine is also the proud founder of the Extreme Knitting Club, a co-ed group that works together on knitting projects. She enjoys reading, singing and spending time with her four grown children (three Thacher alums of recent minting), who can typically be found at all points of the compass—clearly having inherited Katherine’s passion for foreign cultures and travel. In fact, Katherine spent her sabbatical year, 2006-2007, in South Africa, where she volunteered for mothers2mothers, an organization that supports mothers infected with HIV. Katherine served as a spokesperson, organizer and liaison for the group.