MA and BA Art History, The American University; MAED Art Education, Fine Arts, University of Hartford. McKee was a museum professional for more than 20 years and education director at The Phillips Collection from 1986-2000. She has presented public programs at The National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Smithsonian Resident Associates Program, and has lectured in museums throughout the country. She has taught art history at the University of Hartford, Northern Virginia Community College, and Montgomery College. McKee has combined museum education and classroom teaching to probe the relationship between them. In particular, she has specialized in adult learning and is simultaneously a leading instructor for the non-profit organization Arts for the Aging.