Kaitlin Cowles grew up in nearby Canton, CT, and graduated from Canton High School before attending the George Washington University in Washington, DC. While enrolled at GW, Kaitlin worked as a teaching assistant in the chemistry department, was a member of the university's NCAA Division I gymnastics team, and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry.
Kaitlin came to Porter’s in 2017 as a teaching fellow in the mathematics department through the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Boarding School Teaching Residency. While completing their master's coursework and thesis, Kaitlin taught mathematics, coached several sports, and served as a dorm affiliate in Lathrop and Cottage.
In the spring of 2019, Kaitlin graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education with an M.S.Ed. and has since worked as a full-time member of the Porter's faculty, teaching in both the mathematics and science departments. Outside of the classroom, Kaitlin works as an advisor to a small group of students, a faculty advisor to the student-led Spectrum Alliance, and coaches Squash and Track & Field.