Kristin Watts officially joined the Bright School faculty and staff on July 1. She spent the morning touring renovation areas around school and getting settled in her office. She talked to teachers and students at Bright Days, our summer program for early learners.

"What a great start to my first day at The Bright School! In addition to beginning to get settled in my new office, I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time touring the renovations and visiting with several camp classes. Watching the excitement in the children brought me a lot of joy, and I am looking forward to the start of school in August," she said.

Mrs. Watts says she is eager to connect with all faculty and staff before school begins and meet all parents, students, alumni, donors and friends.

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.

Her husband, Jay, is the athletic director at GPS. Their daughter, Colby, is a student at Bright School, and her stepson, Campbell, is in high school.