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Georgina Rivera-Singletary, Ph.D.

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    Georgina Rivera-Singletary, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Rivera-Singletary is an Associate Professor in the graduate education department ESE Master’s program. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Master’s in Educational Leadership from Saint Leo. Her Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education were awarded at the University of South Florida. Dr. Rivera-Singletary’s professional experience is in K-12 public school systems for 18 years and positions held include teacher (Spanish I & II, high school), resource teacher (migrant program), school-based administrator (Pasco High School), and district administrator (Hillsborough County Title I Migrant).

    Prior to coming to Saint Leo, she held a federal funded position with Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center at ETS providing education services and technical assistance to the Puerto Rico Department of Education implementing processes and policies in areas of school improvement, teacher and leader effectiveness and evaluation, professional learning communities, as well as coordinating and implementing the Title III part A, Second Language Acquisition program statewide, and assisting with transitioning and implementing the newly reauthorized NCLB now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act.

    Dr. Rivera-Singletary’s research has been in federal programs and educational support for migrant students and their families specifically those with disabilities. In addition, Dr. Rivera-Singletary has an interest in developing collaborative processes that can lead to successful academic achievement of special populations such as special education, migrant, and second language learners. She also has interest in cultural and social justice topics as they relate to educational policy and school structures and processes.


    • Bachelors in Psychology (St. Leo)
    • Masters in Educational Leadership (St. Leo)

    Courses Taught

    • EDU 222 Teaching Diverse Populations
    • EDU 300 Foundations for Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms
    • EDU 521 Academic Coaching
    • EDU 570 Values and Ethics in Educational Leadership
    • EDU 580 Final Internship
    • EDU 620 Intro to Special Education
    • EDU 621 Psychology of Learning & Behavior
    • EDU 633 Theories and Methods for Mild to Moderate Disabilities
    • EDU 640 Managing Student Exceptionality
    • EDU 646 Assessment for ESE
    • EDU 648 Creating a Caring School Community
    • EDU 653 Collaborating in Inclusive Settings
    • EDU 668 Seminar in Multicultural Education
    • EDU 672 Instructional Design for ESE
    • EDU 674 Practicum for ESE: Action Research
    • EDU 678 Educational Leadership Practicum