Entwistle named new Principal
Meet Dr. Entwistle
Posted on 01/07/2022
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Entwistle Yearbook Photo   Dr. Ronald “Buddy” Entwistle has been appointed the new principal at Fort Zumwalt North High School, effective July 1, 2022. Entwistle, who has served as an assistant principal at North from 2014-2018, has been the principal at South Middle School since the 2018-2019 school year. In 2019 he was named St. Louis Region Exemplary New Principal of the Year by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals.
   He returns to North High, which is a growing community where new home construction has been on the rise the past five years. The school is consistently named among the top high schools in the state and has been recognized by US News and World Report and Project Lead the Way as a top high school in the nation. 
   “I am most looking forward to developing positive relationships with the students, staff and parents of the North High community,” says Entwistle, himself a Zumwalt South High alum. He understands the traditions at North High and its unique place in the Fort Zumwalt community as it once served as the district’s only high school. He says he’ll be focused on continuing to grow the academic and extracurricular excellence at FZN, as well as the community’s Panther Pride.
   Before joining Fort Zumwalt as an assistant principal, Entwistle taught communication arts in the Wentzville and Lincoln County school districts. He also served as an assistant principal at Troy Middle School. He and his wife have three school-age children. When he’s not at school, he says, he’s with family, playing music, or learning something new. “Impactful instruction, team building, golf and woodworking are my current topics of study.”