Dr. Bott began his career as an educator in 2001 as a middle school English teacher and coach before transitioning into school administration. He has served as an assistant principal, campus principal, central office administrator, and university instructor at Texas A&M-Central Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education (B.S.E) from Baylor University, his master’s degree (M.S.E.) from Tarleton State University, and his Doctorate in Education from Baylor University (Ed.D.).
Prior to his tenure in Lampasas ISD, Dr. Bott was recognized as a Midway ISD Teacher of the Year Nominee (2004) and a Midway Education Foundation Distinguished Educator (2007, 2008, 2010). He has served on the Board of Directors for the JonMarie Center for Educational Therapy in Waco, TX, the Texas A&M-Central Texas (TAMU-CT) Principals Advisory Board, the Rollins Brook Hospital Advisory Board, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Leadership Advisory Board, and the Lampasas Comprehensive Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). In addition, Dr. Bott is a two-time recipient of the “Raise Your Hand Texas” Harvard Leadership Grant (2013, 2015) and a recipient of the Student Spotlight Award in Curriculum & Instruction at Baylor University (2009).