Mrs. Singleton began her educational career as a high school English
teacher in 2006. She taught for six years in Chicago and Indiana before
accepting her first Assistant Principal position at LEAD College Prep in
Gary, Indiana. She has held the position of principal for over eight years.
Under her leadership at Chicago Excel Academy, she maintained a
rating of 1 on the SQRP for Chicago Public Schools.
Her educational philosophy is based on her uncompromising belief that
all students can learn, given a positive learning environment, a strong
and knowledgeable leadership, and a committed and focused
educational team. Mrs. Singleton believes that teamwork is the ultimate
way a school can be successful in reaching the goal of helping every
student reach his or her full potential.

Mrs. Singleton is excited about continuing the direction that has been
charted at Ryan Banks Academy. She is honored to have the
opportunity to continue reaching, teaching, and inspiring all students.
Her passion for education involves providing an exciting, rigorous, and
safe learning environment for all students. She is committed to building
positive relationships with all stakeholders. She believes that keeping the
atmosphere positive is the key to success as well as keeping the lines of
communication open among staff, students, and parents.

Mrs. Singleton’s educational credentials include her Bachelor’s degree,
as well as her Master’s degree, in Secondary Education and a Master’s
degree in Educational Administration and Leadership. She is currently
in a Doctoral program for Educational Leadership. Mrs. Singleton
received the Educator of the Year award in 2015.

Outside of school time Mrs. Singleton is a life-long learner, who enjoys
traveling and spending time with her husband and their three children.