Dr. Laurie Bottiger joined Gifft Hill School as Head of School in fall of 2014. She has been in education across the United States and worldwide for almost 30 years.
Before coming to Gifft Hill School, she served as an Education and Organization Consultant, completing projects on sustainable school improvement, teacher development and enhancement of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) and affective education curricula and programming. She also served as Head of School at The Country School in Connecticut and was Founding Head of School at Esperanza Academy, a tuition-free independent day school for low-income girls. Bottiger has served on the board of National Association of Episcopal School and the Looking for the Good Project. She has been the recipient of many women in leadership awards.
Bottiger holds degrees from Edinboro University, Northwest Missouri State University, Central Missouri State, University of Kansas and Boston University. She is inspired by diverse cultures and people.
The mother of two grown children, Elya and Andrew, Bottiger enjoys exercise, reading, travel, and the gifts of mother nature.