Monday, the Board of Trustees announced the hiring of John Delautre, as Head of School, starting July 1, 2012.
According to a news release, Delautre comes to the private school in Creve Coeur from St. Francis School in Goshen, Kentucky. He has been the head of school at the 330 student school there since 2005. He will succeed Ruth Greathouse who is serving as Whitfield's interim head in the current academic year.
In the statement announcing his hire, Delautre said “I am ecstatic at the opportunity to join this community of learners." He added that the school's "commitment to challenging curriculum and thoughtful instruction, in an atmosphere of deep respect, honors the full intelligence, idealism, and potential of young people. It also promises them the best preparation for a world, and a work place, whose dynamics are evolving at a dizzying pace.