Dr. Patrina Singleton believes that children are a blessing and her role is to be their champion. She enjoys building relationships with students and finding out how to meet their individual needs.

A National Board Certified Teacher with more than 16 years of teaching and administrative experience, she most recently served as the assistant principal at Belding Elementary School. Belding is a thriving neighborhood school located in the Old Irving Park neighborhood, and has been recognized as an exemplary supportive school with a high level of social and emotional support for students, staff, and families. Dr. Singleton is an advocate and activist in this work.

She earned her doctoral degree and master's degree in educational administration, curriculum and supervision from the University of Oklahoma, and holds a BS in elementary education from Oral Roberts University.

Dr. Singleton is happily married for sixteen years, and has a beautiful daughter (age ten) and son (age five). When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking long walks (Fitbit goal: 20,000 steps!), and learning about health, wellness and other educational topics. She looks forward to serving you this school year!