Interim Head of School

Interim Head of School


The Board of Trustees of Forsyth School announced the appointment of an Interim Head of School for the 2017/18 school year.  Dr. Timothy M. Burns joins Forsyth School from the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware.  The Forsyth School Search Committee identified Dr. Burns from a field of exceptional candidates. 

“Dr. Timothy Burns was a unanimous selection of the Forsyth School Search Committee and the Board of Trustees,” said Eric Gilbert, Board Chair of Forsyth School. “Dr. Burns’ rare position as a professional interim independent school head was a compelling characteristic in his selection. His level of expertise working with 13 independent schools across the country will benefit our students, faculty and staff.  The Board of Trustees is excited to tap into his wealth of knowledge to continue driving excellence at Forsyth while staying true to the School’s mission,” he added. 

Dr. Burns will work with faculty, staff and families to foster the Board’s mission to keep Forsyth improving and growing throughout the year.

“I’ve had the opportunity to work for some great schools across the country and I truly believe Forsyth has one of the most unique educational experiences I’ve ever seen,” Dr. Timothy Burns, Interim Head of Forsyth School, said. “It is an honor and privilege to lead Forsyth into the new school year.”

The focus of the Forsyth School Search Committee now turns to finding a permanent Head of School.  That process will engage the entire Forsyth School community.  The search is expected to take several months, with the new Head of School expected to be in place for the 2018/19 school year. 

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