2013 arts education network council
Kristy Callaway has served as executive director for the Arts Schools Network since March 2008. From January 2010 through September 2011, Kristy served as the public art fund manager for the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry on Hilton Head Island, SC. Previously, she was the fine arts coordinator and director of curriculum development for a 20,000-student school district, Beaufort County, South Carolina, from 1999-2008.
Kristy has been recognized by: South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities, the National School Board Association, and the Kennedy Center for excellence in arts education; and the South Carolina Consortium for Gifted Education for professional development.
She has served on panels and made presentations at annual meetings for the Arts Education Partnership; the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education and Partners in Education; Magnet Schools of America; and the Northwest Evaluation Association. She is a co-founder of the South Carolina Formative Assessment Literacy Group. Kristy has given numerous keynotes, commencements, professional development sessions, and has taught dozens of graduate courses on arts education, arts integration, creativity, formative assessment and research, gifted and talented education, and strategic planning.
Kristy is past president of the South Carolina Alliance for Arts Education, 2007-2008. She served on the South Carolina Arts Alliance board of directors, 1999-2009; The Arts in the Basic Curriculum steering committee, 2005-2009; and The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education National Leadership Committee, 2009-2012. She is currently serving a three-year term, 2011-2013, on the Americans for the Arts, Arts Education Advisory Council. She also serves on the Advisory Board for the Arts Education Policy Review Journal.
Kristy earned a bachelor's in art history and criticism from Florida State University and master's degrees in the arts in teaching, public administration, and gifted & talented education from the University of South Carolina, College of Charleston and Converse College.