Grades 6-12
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Katherine Bailey

Katherine BaileyAppointed 2015

Administrative Assistant

kbailey@vermontcommons.org

Undergraduate Degree

B.A. Liberal Arts, Concentrations in Visual Arts and Music, Bennington College

Honors and Awards

  • Brockway Faculty Scholarship
  • George Adams Ellis Scholarship

Activities in College

  • Semester Abroad at Hellenic International Studies in the Arts, Paros, Greece
  • Classic Film Series
  • Sacred Harp Singers
  • Darkroom Monitor
  • Studio Assistant, Vermont Arts Exchange
  • Internships at Burlington City Arts and GAS Creative Studio, Tuscumbia, Alabama

Best VCS Moment

Receiving such a genuine, warm welcome to the VCS community, and being constantly inspired by the dedication and drive I see in the students and faculty alike.

Inspirational Quote

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly — what is essential is invisible to the eye.” -The Fox from The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Interests and Hobbies

Ceramics, knitting, cooking, swimming, and trying to find the perfect blueberry muffin recipe.

Brief Biography

I have happily called Vermont home for most of my life. I grew up in Waitsfield and moved to Lower Waterfod, near Saint Johnsbury, to attend Saint Johnsbury Academy. After a brief stint at a large state university, I yearned for the close connections with teachers and intimate classroom environment that had fostered my love of learning. I transferred to Bennington College and voraciously studied a wide array of subjects, focusing mainly in photography, ceramics, and music history. I also dabbled in studying education, which piqued my interest in working in a school environment, and I continue to be drawn to the idea of further study.

For the past eleven summers I have worked at Camp Downer in Sharon, VT. I am the Program Head of the Nature and Aquatics programs. I also run the final stage of our Leadership Development Program, which aims to guide sophomore and junior-aged young men and women in identifying personal strengths and build leadership skills as they share in the responsibilities of the counselors. I am so grateful to be part of the VCS community and I couldn’t be happier that it allows me to continue working at Camp.