Lizzie McCleskey is a visual artist and early childhood art specialist (Green Trees Early Childhood Village), working at the intersection of the arts and education. She holds a bachelor's degree in Fine Art from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and a Master's degree in Education from The Harvard Graduate School of Education (Arts in Education program). She has spent considerable time abroad, working as a studio assistant at Guldergargaard: The International Ceramic Research Center in Skaelskor, Denmark and as the visiting artist for the University of Georgia's study abroad program in Cortona, Italy. Her work has been exhibited in Italy, Tennessee, and Louisiana.