Higginbottom replaces Kim Angela Sims at Bouchet, 7355 S. Jeffery Blvd., according to a spokesman for Chicago Public Schools.
The move marks a return to elementary education by Higginbottom.
She left King on Oct. 25, where her strict disciplinary polices caused friction between her and students and staff, culminating in a sit-in by the student body in December.
Before coming to King, Higginbottom was prinicipal at Avalon Park Elementary, where teachers said they appreciated her no-nonsense style.
“When she first came to our school, it was a new day,” said veteran Avalon teacher Sharon Brown at a King local school council meeting convened to address Higginbottom’s disciplinary policies earlier this year.
Brown and others from Avalon Park described at the time a style of discipline that was severe, but effective in the elementary school.
“You should fear and respect your principal,” Brown said.
Higginbottom did not return calls for comment.