Glenn Singleton

Equity and Race

Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Masters degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admission director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to more closely support families in their transitions within and between K-12 and higher education. His company later grew into its intended mission of addressing systemic issues of educational inequity by providing guidance to districts as to how to meet the needs of underserved student of color populations.

Singleton and his associates design and deliver individualized, comprehensive support for school districts in the form of leadership training, coaching and consulting. Working at all levels from the superintendent to beginning teachers, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and developing effective strategies for closing the achievement gap in their schools. In 1995, Glen Singleton developed “Beyond Diversity”, a nationally recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students and parents identify, define and examine the powerful intersection of race and schooling. The “Beyond Diversity” seminar has provided a foundation for PEG-lead principal leadership development and teacher action-research work. Today, thousands of seminar participants throughout the country practice the agreements and conditions of “Courageous Conversation” as they struggle to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction and assessment.

In 2003, Singleton was the recipient for the National School Public Relations Association Eugene T. Carothers Human Relations Award for outstanding service in the fields of human rights and human relations. He has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America”, has hosted and produced educational programs for cable access television, and has written numerous articles on the topics of equity, institutional racism, leadership and staff development for national journals, magazines and newspapers. He is also the co-author of a book entitled Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools, which won the National Staff Development Council’s Book of the Year Award in 2006.

Singleton is an adjunct professor of educational leadership at San Jose State University and has previously taught at University of California, Berkeley on the topic of equity in education. Singleton is a nationally recognized keynote speaker and consultant to a variety of school reform and support provider organizations and educational consortia.

Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the Bay Area Coalition of Equitable Schools. Singleton is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education and continues to serve on the Advisory Board.