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I believe effective leaders enhance organizational culture with equity, inclusion, ethics, and interconnectedness.

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Ruth Perez Ashley, Consultant

About Me

In June 2020, I retired from California’s third-largest preK-12 public school system, Long Beach Unified School District, as Deputy Superintendent of Education Services.

I started my 34-year career as a Spanish bilingual classroom teacher before becoming an elementary school principal and director of elementary schools. I also have 16 years of experience overseeing human resource services for LBUSD, Long Beach’s largest employer.  

Building relationships, community, culture, and systems in service to students are top priorities. My experience expands from recently leading LBUSD’s superintendent search to developing aligned evaluation systems across both classified and certificated groups within the workforce while handling day-to-day HR issues.


My philosophy on leadership is to enhance organizational culture by building capacity through a lens of equity, inclusion, ethics, and interconnectedness.

Ruth Perez Ashley
Consultant, Ashley Consulting for Educational Services

Qualifications and Affiliations

Masters in Educational Administration and Psychology
Certified in T9 Mastered ® Training for Campus Investigators
Certified in MTI's Mediating Workplace Conflict and Third Party Resolution
Certified Trainer in SUCCEED - (McGrath Training Solutions, Inc.)
PROOF ® Investigations - (Andelson, Atkinson, Loya, Ruud & Romo)
Leadership Long Beach, Class of 1999, Volunteer and Former Board Member
National Pacific Islander Educator Network, Advisory Board Member
Goodwill, Serving the People of Southern Los Angeles County, Board Member

With her wealth of knowledge about the many aspects of our large school system, Ruth is a strategic problem solver for whom 'systems thinker' comes naturally.

Christopher Steinhauser

Former Superintendent, Long Beach Unified School District

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