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Upper School

Dr. Reid Cottingham

Director of the Upper School


Dr. Cottingham has been a passionate independent school educator for over twenty years. Since joining Pingry in 2015, she has made a tremendous impact on the community as an Upper School English Teacher, Academic Dean, and Director of Teaching and Learning, K–12.

An integral member of the Administrative Team, Dr. Cottingham is committed to developing strong and meaningful relationships with Upper School students, as well as with faculty, form deans, administrators, the academic support team, and school counselors. In particular, she is dedicated to nurturing the intellect and character of Pingry’s older students as they prepare to offer their talents to the world at large.

Dr. Reid Cottingham leans against a brick wall.

Our Upper School students recognize the extraordinary resources available to them here at Pingry and take full advantage of harness them to make an impact.




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Athletics Program

Pingry student athletes succeed not just in a win, but in the effort and camaraderie, and step back on the field each day, ready to work.

Arts Program

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Independent Senior Project (ISP)

What better way to discover more about an area of interest than to experience it for yourself?

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Spring Intensives at Pingry help students to foster a love of exploration and discovery.

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