Dr. Beth Creswell Wilson, PhD '96

Beth Creswell Wilson ’96, PhD, Head of Upper School

Beth Creswell Wilson ’96, PhD, became the Head of Upper School in 2022. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Davidson College, a master’s degree in rhetoric and composition from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a certificate in school management and leadership through a joint program from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Business School. She earned her doctoral degree in discourse studies and pedagogy from Old Dominion University.
Beth, who previously served as the Upper School Assistant Principal at The Galloway School in Atlanta, Georgia, returned to GPS in 2022 with a wealth of knowledge and experience in academic programming and curriculum development that focus on the whole child. Throughout her career, she has created and implemented signature programs to enhance the student experience in teaching and learning and offered increased student resources to help students thrive academically while emphasizing character education and social-emotional wellbeing. She brings to her new role as Head of Upper School a passion for team building and supporting teachers, partnering with them to create a culture of collaboration, innovation, and reflection.

Beth is a visionary leader who brings integrity, curiosity, and empathy to all she does and will bring to our school a depth and breadth of experience in curriculum development. As an alumna, she credits GPS for launching both of her careers—first as an urban designer and then as an educator.