Administrative Staff

Katherine Kelbaugh, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Education:
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

Doctorate of Philosophy, the University of Georgia
* Educational Administration and Policy

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

Principal

Education:
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, 8th Grade Math, and after enjoying six years in the classroom joined administration as the Dean of Lower School Students.  After his tenure with KIPP STRIVE Academy, Stewart transitioned to serving The Museum School of Avondale Estates as the Assistant Principal.  From there he took on the dynamic role of becoming the Founding Principal of Liberty Tech Charter School.  After three years and growing Liberty Tech to its full enrollment capacity, Stewart has returned to The Museum School as Principal.  In his career Mike has been recognized as a Fulton County Schools Teacher of the Year as well as an Atlanta Families’ Award for Excellence in Education winner.


Lillian Galicia

Assistant Principal

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Magna Cum Laude, Georgia State University
*Early Childhood Education (P-5) Certification
Master of Education in Teacher Leadership,  Kennesaw State University
*Teacher Leadership Certification
*Gifted Certification
*Early Childhood Math Endorsement
*ESOL Endorsement
*Coaching Endorsement
*Teacher Support & Coaching Endorsement
*Teacher Leader Endorsement
Ms. Galicia began her teaching career at Nesbit Elementary in Gwinnett County and taught Kindergarten for the 2009-2010 school year. In 2010, she became one of the Museum School’s founding staff members and taught Kindergarten for four years and subsequently taught 2nd grade for two years. After graduating with an M. Ed in Teacher Leadership, she served as an Instructional Support Teacher and Gifted Teacher for the 16-17 school year. After seven years in the classroom and a year in a support capacity, Ms. Galicia transitioned into the Assistant Principal role in July of 2017. Ms. Galicia has been proud to serve The Museum School community in these various roles and is excited to continue working collaboratively with staff, students, families, and the community to build on these last 9 years of growth and success!


Tish Craig

Business Manager

Education:
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.


coming-soonBethany Brown
Museum in a Box Coordinator
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Teresa ChiofaloTeresa Chiofalo
Museum Liaison
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Chris CookChris Cook
Office Administration
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Erin JohnsonErin Johnson
Nutrition Coordinator
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Amy MarkhamAmy Markham
Administrative Assistant
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