Kate MacLeod

Kate’s teaching, research, and consulting are guided by a passion for inclusive education and social justice. Her research is focused on best practices for the inclusion of secondary students with complex support needs, understanding the culture of inclusive schools, and inclusive teacher education, and has been published in journals such as Educational Leadership, Disability & Society, Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, International Journal of Whole Schooling, and Rethinking Schools. Kate is a founding member of the Maine Coalition for Inclusive Education, and as a consultant and advocate, she works with administrators, teachers, and families to create inclusive schools that value diverse students.


  • 2018 PhD Special Education, Syracuse University
  • 2016 CAS Disability Studies, Syracuse University
  • 2012 MSED Special Education, Long Island University
  • 2007 BA Philosophy, New York University