In January 2011, Whitfield's Board of Trustees announced that Ruth Greathouse, Whitfield's Principal, will serve as Interim Head of School until a permanent Head of School is hired. Greathouse began her Whitfield career in 1985 as a full-time mathematics teacher, with additional responsibilities in physical education. She became the Mathematics Department Chair in addition to her teaching duties. Greathouse filled the newly created position of Dean of Students before becoming the Assistant Head of School. In 2000 she assumed the role of Principal. 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.