Kathleen Marsh is a founding faculty member and former Visual Arts Department Chair at Boston Arts Academy. Ms. Marsh received her B.F.A. in sculpture from Syracuse University, where she was a Wirt-Newman scholar, and her M.S.A.E. from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she received the Hugh Sloan Award for distinguished teaching. In 2007 she completed the Northeastern University/Center for Collaborative Education Principal Residency Network program with a focus in arts leadership.
In 2005 Ms. Marsh was a Fund for Teachers Fellow and a 2008 Surdna Artist Teacher Fellow. In the book Studio Thinking, The Real Benefits of Art Education, she participated as a teacher researcher, and along with her visual arts colleagues, she is the recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Art Educator Award from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. In 2016, she was awarded the Distinguished Alumni award from the same institution.
Ms. Marsh is a Professor of Practice in the Center for Artistry and Scholarship’s Perrone- Sizer Institute, bringing an artistic lens to leadership training. A recent contributor in the Kennedy Center’s new national initiative on Arts and Special Education, Kathleen (Ms. Marsh) also serves on local boards, has presented at several national conferences and has collaborated in establishing arts and school wide policy at Boston Arts Academy since 1998.