Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Ray Singletary
Mr. Singletary was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to NC at the age of 10. In NC, he attended school at Bladenboro High School, in Bladen County. He was a 3 sport athlete (Football, Basketball, and Baseball), played in band (brass), participated in clubs (BETA and FTA), and graduated in the top 10 of his class.
From there, he obtained the North Carolina’s Teaching Fellows scholarship and attended Elon College. At Elon, he majored in Mathematics with a concentration in Education and graduated in 1997 with a BA. While there, he also had opportunities to study abroad in London, participate in pep/concert band, and serve as treasurer in his fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha. In 2007, he started his master’s degree at Frostburg State University and obtained his masters in administration and supervision in 2010. His proudest moment is walking across the stage and seeing his family after college graduation, as he is a first generation college graduate. Education continues to have a great impact on his life, and he believes that through learning anyone can make their dreams a reality.
Mr. Singletary has spent his 16 year career completely in education, and he has served in several schools, cities, and states. His career includes opportunities as a teacher, coach, and instructional leader with his service spanning all grade level students, families, teachers, and school leaders. He spent 4 years in Wake County, NC, 4 years in Washington County, Maryland, 3 years in Baltimore County, Maryland, and 5 years in Loudoun County, Virginia. Mr. Singletary says, “Everywhere I go I see families that want to be involved in his/her child’s learning, and everyone wants to have the best opportunity to be successful.” His experiences made him realize that we all have certain things in common, and if we intentionally look for those connections, we can meet the needs of everyone within our community.
As a teacher and leader, his experience includes 3 years in middle school, 11 years in high school, and 2 years working with all levels (K-12). As a mathematics teacher, he taught everything from 6th grade mathematics to AP Statistics. He had the opportunity to be a coach of JV Boys Basketball, JV Softball, and Varsity Girls Basketball. His 9 years of educational leadership includes opportunities as a High School Mathematics Department Chair, Middle School Dean, Mathematics Supervisor K-12, and now as your Principal at Sun Valley High School.
His family includes his wife, Michele, daughter Devon, and two grandchildren Lily (8) and Landon (5). He is thrilled to return to North Carolina to have the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and families in the Spartan community. He is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Sun Valley High School community and to contribute to building an educational program that supports all families within our community!