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Dr. Kerry D. Singleton, Principal

D. P. Cooper Elementary School

Email:  KSingleton@wcsd.k12.sc.us

 

“Failure is NOT an Option!”

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Data-driven~ Insightful~ Highly Motivated

Professional Profile

Promote academic excellence, ongoing school improvement, and research-based professional development for all faculty and staff members by utilizing the following:

·   Exceptional leadership skills that include collaboration with others, analyzing and interpreting data as a means of focusing   instruction, and managing school programs

·   The capability of presenting and disseminating information pertaining to state standards and the core curriculum

·   Varied and outstanding knowledge of curriculum development and implementation

·   Advanced communication skills to include speaking, writing, and technology usage

·   Dedication to promoting academic excellence and real-world application of knowledge for student and adult learners

Professional Work Experience

·   Principal - D. P. Cooper Elementary School (2007 - Present)    Williamsburg County School District

·   Assistant Principal - McCrorey-Liston Elementary School (2005 - 2007)  Fairfield County School District

·   Teacher - W. M. Anderson Primary School (1997 - 2005)  Williamsburg County School District

·   Adult Education Teacher – Williamsburg County School District (1998 – 1999)

·   Assistant Director - Tender Bears' Day Care & Learning Center (1997 - 2000) Greeleyville, S.C.

·   Student Teacher – South Kilbourne Elementary School (1996)  Richland County School District One

 

 

Education, Honors, and Certifications

·   Doctor of Education Degree - Educational Leadership K-12 - University of Sarasota - Sarasota, Florida

·   Educational Specialist Degree- Educational Leadership K-12 - University of Sarasota - Sarasota, Florida

·   Masters of Education Degree - General Education - Cambridge College - Cambridge, Massachusetts

·   Bachelors of Science Degree - Elementary Education - Benedict College - Columbia, South Carolina

·   Diploma - C. E. Murray High School - Greeleyville, South Carolina

·   Diploma - Developing Aspiring Principals Program (DAPP) - South Carolina Department of Education

·   Diploma - Principal Induction Program (PIP) - South Carolina Department of Education

·   Further Studies – University of South Carolina, South Carolina State University, Francis Marion University, etc.

 

Educational Certifications (South Carolina Department of Education)

·   Elementary Principal

·   Elementary Supervisor  

·   Administrator

·   Elementary Education –(Highly Qualified)

 

Computer Skills

·   Skilled in the use of the following: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Black Board and Angel Operating Systems, computer-based portfolios, Web Page Building and Design, and other applications.

·   Trained and competent in the use varying computer-based learning programs

 

Professional Related Skills and Activities 

  • Benedict College- Student Teacher of the Year (1996)
  • Baccalaureate/Graduation Ceremony - Motivational Guest Speaker – C. E. Murray High School (2006)
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) - Evaluation Team Member
  • Assisting, Developing, and Evaluating Professional Development (ADEPT) - Trained and Certified
  • “The Golden Eagle Award” - C. E. Murray High School (2006)
  • Met “AYP” (Adequate Yearly Progress) - D. P. Cooper Elementary School – (2008/2009, 2009/10, 2010/11)
  • Palmetto Gold School for Overall Academic Achievement - D. P. Cooper Elementary School (2008 – 2009, 2010/11)
  • Palmetto Gold School for Closing the Achievement Gap - D. P. Cooper Elementary School (2008 – 2009)
  • Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap - D. P. Cooper Elementary School (2010-2011)
  • Healthier US Gold School Award - D. P. Cooper Elementary School (2008 – 2009)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) - Trained and Certified (2007-Present)
  • Anderson Five Curriculum Trained (2008-Present)
  • Marching Lions’ Band –D. P. Cooper Elementary School – Co-Founder (2007 -  Present)
  • Williamsburg County School District Strategic Planning Committee (2010 – 2011)
  • Williamsburg County Recreation Department Mites Girls Basketball Champs - (2011)
  • News 2 WCBD "Cool School"Award (Charleston, SC)-2011
  • Motivational Guest Speaker - St. Asia Baptist Church Black History Program (Greeleyville, SC)
  • WCEA Banquet - Williamsburg County Education Association - Motivational Guest Speaker - 2012
  • "Citizen of the Year" - The Eleventh Masonic District of the Holy Royal Arch Masons - (2012)

Professional/Personal Affiliations

  • D. P. Cooper Elementary School - School Improvement Council
  • New Bethel Family Outreach Ministries -Kingstree, South Carolina
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
  • Greeleyville Town Council (Elected Official) (2002 - 2006)
  • South Carolina Association of School Administrators
  • South Carolina Association of Black School Educators
  • D. P. Cooper Elementary School - Parent Teacher Association
  • C. E. Murray High School - Parent Teacher Association
  • Williamsburg County Recreation Department - “Small Fry” - Head Football Coach  (1997 - 1998)
  • Boyz to Men Mentoring Program (Founder) – McCrorey-Liston Elementary School

 

Diligent Worker~ Dynamic Leader~Skilled Communicator

 

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