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Katherine Bailey

Registrar - Appointed 2015

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

Best VCS Moment

Staging our Spring 2020 play, Shakespeare in Hollywood, one week ahead of schedule with 24 hours notice on Friday, March 13, 2020. It was, in a word, legendary.

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, biking, 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 Waterford, near St. Johnsbury, to attend St. 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. I also worked at Camp Downer in Sharon, VT for 15 years, which was profoundly impactful for me as both a camper and a staff member, and I continue to volunteer there each summer.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.