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#FacesOfSD: Upper School Social Justice Teacher, Kathy Hagee

Name: Katherine (Kathy) Hagee

Title: Social Justice Teacher

Hometown: Wernersville, PA

Kathy has been a history and government teacher for over 20 years. Her career started in a large suburban public school in Pennsylvania where she taught for over 10 years before moving to California to be the History Chair at a small independent school in Los Angeles. Kathy's expertise is in United States history and constitutional government, and she has extensive experience teaching AP US History, United States Government and Economics, AP Psychology, and Social Justice. She holds a BA in Political Science from Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA (University of Helsinki, Finland), and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, and a Master of American History and Government, Ashland University (Georgetown University), Ashland, OH.

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is building relationships with the young people who populate my classes. What a great group of kids!"

Why did you choose to work at San Domenico?

I joined the San Domenico family because I felt this would be a safe place where I could grow professionally, and invest in a campus community that does so much for so many people.

What is your favorite annual event at SD?

Since I have only experienced being on campus during Covid-19 so far, I absolutely loved listening to the on-line Virtuoso Program’s performance. I cannot wait to hear these talented young musicians perform in person soon!

What activities do you participate in at SD?

I am a member of the Residency Faculty and am loving that role.
 
Do you have any hidden talents?

I would say public speaking.

What makes a “good day” at school?

When students in my classes are fully engaged and enjoy being there. I like hearing their laughter and seeing their smiles.

What is a favorite city you’ve visited, and why is it special to you?

That is a tough one. I have to share two. Salamanca, Spain because I spent my 25th wedding anniversary there, and Rome, Italy -- SO MUCH HISTORY!!!!!

When do you feel joyful?

When I hear my daughter's belly laugh.
 
What is your ideal weekend?

A quiet one with no plans.

What are your “trapped on a desert island” books or movies?

Last of the Mohicans

What academic accomplishments have filled you with pride?

When I was awarded The James Madison Foundation Fellow in 2012.

What personal accomplishments have filled you with pride?

Being a mother and having my adult daughter call me her best friend.