Forsyth welcomed Robert Butler, Jr., as new Head of School on July 1, 2021. Rob returns to St. Louis and joins Forsyth with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator. He comes to Forsyth from University Liggett School (Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan), where he has been the Assistant Head of School and Head of the Middle School since 2017. Before that, he worked at Whitfield School in St. Louis for seven years in a variety of teaching, coaching, and administrative roles, ending his tenure there as the Middle School Director.
Rob holds a Master of Arts in English from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northeastern State University. He has served on the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) Board of Trustees since 2015 and recently participated in the ISACS Leadership Academy in partnership with the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. We are excited to welcome Rob and his family into the Forsyth community!