Meet the Arts Education Network Team

Kate McLeod

Head of School and Teacher Services, High Museum of Art

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


Kate McLeod is the Head of School and Teacher Services at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. She manages all school programming, which serves 60,000 students and 6,000 teachers annually through tours, workshops, and professional learning seminars. Before being promoted to this position, she began at the High in 2010 as part of a grant funded program that focused on arts integration in Atlanta Public and Fulton County School systems. Through the development of in-school residencies, professional learning workshops, and engaging museum visits, this program set the groundwork for in-depth professional development for educators at the High. In 2013, Kate launched the annual Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference with the Alliance Theatre and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a 3-day arts integrated conference that uses works of art as a springboard for teaching and learning in the classroom. In 2014, Kate developed the first STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) tour and hands-on workshop at the Museum, placing the High in the national dialogue around 21st Century Learning.

Kate was named Georgia Museum Educator of the Year in 2012 and serves as the Museum Education Division Leader for Georgia Art Education Association. She received her BFA in Art Education from the University of Georgia and her MA in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Kate is also the co-founder of the Atlanta Cultural Educators group, which is a professional learning community for educators who work in cultural institutions in the metro Atlanta area.