Katherine Mikes joined the SMS staff as a Resident Parent and teacher in September 2014. After five years teaching girls in New Zealand, she is looking forward to working with the girls at St. Margaret’s as they discover that they are capable of more than they ever imagined! As the live-in house mom for the girls of Fenwick House, she aims to develop personal connections with every girl, while creating a welcoming, safe, and inclusive “home-away-from-home”. She is looking forward to building a strong house team and developing connections between the academic and residential communities. Katherine brings over a decade of experience to SMS, gained while teaching and living in boarding environments in BC and New Zealand. Trained as a secondary science, mathematics and outdoor education teacher, she is most passionate about developing her students’ abilities as leaders, team players and life-long learners. Katherine loves spending time outdoors, and works hard to incorporate sustainability and yoga into her daily life.
Why SMS? “I came to St. Margaret's School because I believe that an all-girl environment provides experiences and opportunities for young women that they might not embrace in a co-ed environment. I feel that an all girl environment allows young women to discover that they are capable of far more than they imagined possible in all aspects of their lives.”