Being considered for the Presidential Award was truly an honor not just to me but to my students, mentors, family, and colleagues. It is these amazing people who have been there to inspire me to work hard every day and improve my teaching every day. The Presidential Award recognizes the passion of teachers to inspire students to dream and then take deliberate actions to make those impossible dreams become a reality.

Billy Singletary Dalton, GA | 7-12, Mathematics, 2017

The official biography below was current at the time of the award.

Billy Singletary has taught mathematics at Coahulla Creek High School for the last seven years. He spent the previous seven years teaching mathematics at Winder-Barrow High School and Eastbrook Middle School. As the school's lead mathematics teacher, Billy supports and collaborates with teachers at his school and across the district to implement a rigorous and engaging curriculum to prepare students to be successful in college and careers. He teaches Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, AP Statistics, and Algebra 1 Honors to 9th, 11th, and 12th-grade students. Demonstrating leadership in mathematics education, Billy has presented sessions at state conferences that are related to interactive statistics tasks for developing conceptual understanding and fostering positive classroom cultures. He has assisted in the development of state end-of-course assessments. Billy led professional development in content and pedagogy for a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant, supported a summer workshop funded by a U.S. Department of Education "Improving Teacher Quality" grant, and is a regularly invited panelist for a mathematics methods class at a local university. He has been recognized as District Teacher of the Year and District STAR Teacher. Billy earned a B.S. in mathematics education from Lee University and masters and educational specialist degrees from Nova Southeastern University