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.
Her husband, Jay, is the athletic director at GPS. Their daughter, Colby, is a student at Bright School, and her stepson, Campbell, is in college.
Bright alumna '86
Joined Bright staff in 2015
B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Board of Trustees 2023-2024
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