faculty & staff

The Museum School


Katherine Kelbaugh

Katherine Kelbaugh


Bachelor of Science in Education, Magna Cum Laude, Georgia Southern University
* Major in Early Childhood Education – Certification P-5

Master of Education in Educational Psychology,  University of Georgia
* Concentration in Gifted and Creative Education
* Gifted Certification

Leadership certification, University of Georgia

Reading endorsement, Broward County Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Kelbaugh has extensive public school experience, both in the classroom and in school administration. She began her career teaching first grade and kindergarten for four years in Georgia before teaching third grade in Broward County, Fla. There, she served as the Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher and Reading Specialist for two years at Central Charter School in Lauderdale Lakes and served two years as assistant principal of that school.

Kelbaugh is The Museum School's founding principal.

Mike Stewart


Mike Stewart

Assistant Principal

Master of Education in Educational Administration and Policy, University of Georgia
*Educational Leadership Certification

Bachelor of Science in Education, Valdosta State University
*Concentration in Business Education
*Secondary Business Education Certification
*Early Childhood Education Certification

Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Georgia
*Marketing Major

Stewart has a unique blend of educational and corporate America experience.  Originally an operations manager for a Fortune 100 company, he changed careers in 2007, joining Teach for America where he taught Fourth Grade Math in College Park, GA.  In 2009, he was on the founding staff of KIPP STRIVE Academy in Atlanta, where he taught 5th Grade Math, 8thGrade Math, and after enjoying six years in the classroom joined administration as the Dean of Students.  In his career Stewart has been recognized as a Fulton County Schools Teacher of the Year as well as an Atlanta Families Excellence in Education Award winner.

Wesleigh Reaves

Museum Liaison

Reaves is a Georgia native who grew up within The Museum School's attendance district (St. Patrick Street) and attended Hooper Alexander Elementary School.

She has had an exciting professional career spanning two decades and including everything from entertainment to tourism. Time spent in Greencastle, Indiana for the Main Street initiative resulted in a love of all things history. Reaves also worked at the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame, The Atlanta History Center, and The Southern Museum of Locomotive History.

Tish Craig

Business Manager

Bachelor of Business Administration - Major in Finance, University of Georgia
Master of Business Administration - Major in Finance, Georgia State University

Craig as been a part of The Museum School since its inception. As a member of the school's founding board of directors from 2008 until 2010, she served as the board treasurer. From 1999-2008 she was the Controller for Goodwill of North Georgia, Inc. Prior to that, she logged five years experience as a project manager for BMS, an accounting software company.

Beverly Kilpatrick-Jordan



Chantel Nelson



Erin Johnson

Nutrition Coordinator


Bethany Brown

Museum in a Box Coordinator