Meet the Rector

    • Kathy Giles

Kathleen “Kathy” Carroll Giles became the Fourteenth Rector of St. Paul’s School on July 1, 2019. Most recently, she has served as head of school at Middlesex School since 2003. Before that, Kathy held a variety of roles at the Groton School, including dean of academic affairs, college advisor, English teacher, and coach.

Kathy holds a Master’s in Education degree, a Juris Doctor degree, and an undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She earned her A.B. with highest honors in English and American literature and languages at Harvard/Radcliffe Colleges, graduating magna cum laude as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Kathy subsequently received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
    • Kathy Giles talking to students

    • Kathy Giles shaking hands with parents

Kathleen Giles, Fourteenth Rector

"I look forward to being a part of the wonderful St. Paul's community and its ongoing, perpetual efforts to create and sustain a healthy and stimulating environment."
An indispensible part of the St. Paul's School leadership team, Kathy is responsible for supporting the SPS community in all aspects of daily school life, completing current initiatives, and facilitating the student-led mission to infuse the entire community with a sense of joy.


  • Video: Winter Convocation 2020

    Video: Winter Convocation 2020

  • Video: Rector Holiday Message 2020

    Video: Rector Holiday Message 2020

  • Fall Convocation 2020

    Fall Convocation 2020

  • Video: Spring Convocation | March 24, 2020

    Video: Spring Convocation | March 24, 2020

  • Video: Fall Convocation 2019

    Video: Fall Convocation 2019

  • Video: 73 Questions With Kathy Giles

    Video: 73 Questions With Kathy Giles


Rector Messages

Scholarship. Leadership.
Character. Community.
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