Gallatin High’s principal brings heart and smarts to planning new school

What about the inflatable Raptor?


Erica Schnee, principal of Bozeman’s new Gallatin High School, laughed when she raised the topic to the guy in charge of school buildings, Todd Swinehart, as they huddled in Bozeman High’s Berg Library.


They meet weekly to go over hundreds of details and decisions that go into building Bozeman’s second school from scratch.

Swinehart is responsible for working with the contractors constructing the $91 million school. Schnee is responsible for everything that will go on inside.