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Leadership

Head of School

Kristin Watts became the 13th Head of Bright School on July 1, 2021. Mrs. Watts has been an administrator in independent schools and colleges for more than 20 years.

She came to The Bright School from St. Anne’s Day School and Enrichment Programs in Atlanta, where she was director for five years. Prior to that, Mrs. Watts served as director of admissions at Trinity School in Atlanta for 11 years and also held posts at University Lake School in Hartland, Wisconsin, and Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

A Michigan native, Mrs. Watts earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her master’s degree in human resource management at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan.

Mrs. Watts currently is serving on the Creative Discovery Museum's Board of Trustees.

Mrs. Watts and her husband, Jay, have a daughter attending Bright School, and her stepson is in college.

Head of School Kristin Watts

Administrative Team

Kim Brown

Kim Brown

Titles: Director of Development
Jennifer Dillon

Jennifer Dillon

Titles: Director of Finance
Alyssia Harper

Alyssia Harper

Titles: Director of Auxillary Programs
Renee Kropff

Renee Kropff

Titles: Assistant Head of School, Operations, and Director of Technology
Deanna Luna

Deanna Luna

Titles: Director of Communications and Marketing
Brooke Moore

Brooke Moore

Class of 1992
Titles: Director of Admissions
Kendra Reasor

Kendra Reasor

Titles: Assistant Head of School for Curriculum and Instruction
Brittany Williams

Brittany Williams

Class of 1998
Titles: Director of Student Services

Board of Trustees 2023-2024

Mrs. Betsy Ranalli, Chair
Mr. Robert Batson '85
Mrs. April Beaupain
Mr. Chase Bullard
Mr. Jonathon Bullard
Mrs. Kamri Busby '01
Mr. Philip Byrum '85
Mr. Will Conroy
Mr. Ryan Dillard
Mr. Scotty Jones
Mrs. Betsey Kates
Mr. Barry Large
Mrs. Amy Mahone '86
Mrs. Maria Kain Matthews '69
Mr. Todd Phillips
Mrs. Ani Yacoubian Riggs '94
Mr. Daniel Scearce '87
Dr. Jill Tichy
Mr. Brian Trautschold
Ms. Caroline Walker
Mr. Brett Williams

 

Former Heads of School

Mary G. Bright: 1913-1961
Dr. Mary D. Davis: 1961-1969
Martha Becton (K-3) and Gaylor Raley (4-6): 1969-1970
Sib Evans: 1970-1974
Dr. Mary D. Davis (acting): 1974-1976
Mary Ann Neale: 1976-1982
Dr. Kirk Walker: 1982-1990
Harold F. Witman (interim): 1990-1991
J. Roberton MacColl IV: 1991-1992
Harold F. Witman (interim): 1993-1994
Michael G. Murphy: 1994-2004
O.J. Morgan: 2004-2021