Whitfield has a strong team of professionals working with our families to create the best possible educational experience for our students every day. With an array of school experiences and the knowledge and sophistication that comes with more than 60 years in schools, this team provides thoughtful, student-centered leadership to the Whitfield community.
Ruth began her career at Whitfield in 1985 as a full-time mathematics teacher, with additional responsibilities in physical education. She then became the Mathematics Department Chair in addition to her teaching duties. She inherited the newly created position of Dean of Students before becoming the Assistant Head of School. In 2000 she assumed the role of Principal of Whitfield School. Ruth served as Interim Head of School for the 2011-2012 school year while a search was conducted for a permanent Head of School. Prior to Whitfield, Ruth taught at Rosati Kain and St. Roch’s Elementary School. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Communication Disorders from Saint Louis University.
Sara was appointed Assistant Principal in the Spring 2010. She served as a Dean of Students for 10 years beginning in 2000. Sara began her Whitfield career in the spring of 1991 as a part-time advisor for the yearbook, a role she continued through the 2003 edition. In 1994, Sara joined the Whitfield faculty full time and over the years she has taught photography, Design Overview, Intro to Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Advanced Studio (photo, drawing and painting) and sixth grade art. Prior to Whitfield, Sara taught at Thomas Jefferson School. She holds a BFA from Washington University.
Rob joined the Whitfield family in 2010 as a middle school English teacher and coach, and in 2011 he assumed an additional role as Admissions Associate. In 2013, he began serving in the newly created role of Middle School Dean. Prior to Whitfield, Rob spent 10 years at Holland Hall, an independent school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he taught English, coached and worked part time in admissions. Rob earned a master’s degree in English from Oklahoma State University, with an emphasis in teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. He earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Northeastern State University.
Middle School Dean