Manager of Family and Community Programs
Kate McGregor comes to us from Canada and has significant experience in a wide range of formal and informal educational settings including schools, nonprofits, and the Chicago Botanic Garden. She has extensive experience working with children and adults from all walks of life, including individuals with intellectual disability, acquired brain injury, at-risk youth, school-age students, individuals diagnosed with autism, and cancer patients and their families. Kate is a very experienced educator, with a background in classroom teaching as well as expertise in curriculum design and instruction for a variety of student populations.
Kate completed her undergraduate degree at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English Cultural Studies and Sociology, and a minor in Anthropology. She later attended University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she completed a Bachelor of Education degree with a focus on Inner City Schools and integrating social justice and equity teachings into 4th through 10th grade classroom culture and lessons.
At the Computer History Museum Kate manages Family & Community guided and self-guided programming, events and activities for diverse intergenerational audiences. She leads the Museum’s efforts to expand our program offerings through onsite and offsite family and community programming and strives to create meaningful points of engagement for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and knowledge bases. Kate developed and leads the Museum’s flagship DesignCodeBuild program which engages middle school youth from all parts of the community. The program explores concepts of problem-solving and innovation through the lens of computer science and computer history with activities that encourage critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.