Ruth Park

Head of School


Ruth studied piano performance for two years before changing to and graduating with a B.S. in Biology from the University of Southern California.


Prior to joining Futures Academy Pasadena as Head of School in 2018, Ruth has enjoyed over 25 years of proven leadership in education, finance, and business ventures. Her unique array of experiences began with advising high net worth clients at Merrill Lynch Beverly Hills and then life led her to an exciting journey to architect the growth of Sylvan Learning Center’s Southern California region as District Manager. She also helped launch a private school as the vice principal which led to an opportunity to oversee the development of Kaplan International’s Whittier College campus. Ruth is passionate about education and its impact, and deeply cares about her students’ wellbeing and their ability to realize their full potential.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Loves being a tourist and trying out exotic foods
  • Chief cheerleader to her daughter's non-profit organization
  • Seriously...she bakes the best apple pie in town even though she doesn't like eating pies.