Academic Resource Center, Upper School Academic Resource Coordinator
Academic Resource Center, Chair, Academic Resource Department
Katie Baughman joined the faculty at Garrison Forest in 1993 and served as a member of the History Department and as coordinator of Community Service until 2007, when the Baughman family– which by this point included two young Garrison Girls – moved to Tokyo, Japan. Three years in Asia provided rich opportunities for travelling, studying, and learning more about the culture, language, arts, and history of Japan and its neighboring countries. Among other pursuits, Mrs. Baughman visited countless temples and shrine festivals, became an avid potter, and took classes in Japanese cuisine. She also served as a substitute teacher at the American School in Japan, and as a volunteer English Conversation teacher at the Vocational Development School for the Blind in Tokyo.
Upon returning to the United States in 2010, Mrs. Baughman and her daughters were delighted to come “home” to the Garrison Forest community, where she is currently the Coordinator of Academic Resources in the Upper School.
Mrs. Baughman received a Summer Fellowship at the Klingenstein Institute of Teachers College, Columbia University in 2005 and was honored with the Distinguished Teacher Award at GFS in 2006.
Harvard University, M.A. Princeton University, B.A.