As a finalist for the AASA (American Association of School Administrators) Women in School Leadership Superintendent Award. Dr. Singh is grateful to be named a finalist for this honor alongside two other female superintendents from across the nation.

“I am humbled and excited to be included in such a talented and passionate group of women from across the country. I am grateful to AASA for acknowledging the exceptional work of female leaders working in our public schools, and am incredibly honored to be among this year’s finalists,” explained Dr. Singh.

Singh’s passion for developing student leaders has been realized through successfully fostering a district-wide culture where leadership plays a major role in academic success. Superintendent Singh shares that, “Developing leadership at every level is what makes our schools and district stronger and more effective. This is particularly true for our students. Young people do not need to wait until they are adults to lead – they can be leaders now.” This vision has led to FUESD being recognized as a “National Lighthouse School District,” the first district in the United States where every school has been named a Leader in Me Lighthouse School, serving as a model for developing student leadership.

Aside from her focus on developing a leader-centric culture, Singh has tirelessly advocated on the national stage for military connected students in the Fallbrook community. Dr. Singh’s tenacity and vision have been instrumental in securing over 110 million dollars in state and federal funding to build state-of-the-art schools for the students and families serving aboard MCB Camp Pendleton.

It is an absolute honor for all those in the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District to see Superintendent Singh recognized as a finalist for this award. The winner of the Women in School Leadership Superintendent Award will be chosen this February at the National Conference on Education.