Faculty Friday: Katharine Weekes

Katharine Weekes is a teacher in the ECC and the ECC Department Chair. She joined Community School in 1994, drawn to the school's culture and traditions, the dynamic Outdoor Program, and the Reggio-inspired early childhood center. Katharine is continually inspired in her role by students who feel secure enough to take risks and challenge themselves. "I love watching students evolve and come into their own," she says. "To see a shy and tentative child blossom and find their voice is so powerful."

In the ECC, Katharine says, "We foster close relationships with our families and create a classroom environment that feels safe and nurturing, thus allowing our students push themselves out of their comfort zone, to grow and learn."

When she's not teaching, Katharine loves to ski with her family (husband Jack, Community School class of '85, son John '20, and daughter Lucy '25 and hike with the family's black lab, Minnow.