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Greetings Howe Family,


It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I introduce myself as the new Principal of Howe Academic Plus. I am excited to join this dynamic group of staff, students, and families.  I look forward to leading Howe in continuing the mission and becoming a community of high expectations and achievement for all students. As a lifelong resident of Philadelphia, resident of the school community, and product of Philadelphia Public Schools, I believe in the power of public education and that every student that enters our doors can achieve high academic standards.


In addition to being a product of Philadelphia Public Schools, I have also served the children of Philadelphia throughout my career as an educator. The includes experience as a classroom teacher, teacher leader, Consulting Teacher, and Assistant Principal. I strive a create a positive, nurturing environment where students will thrive both academically and socially. It is my belief that all students deserve the very best of every adult, every day. It is also my belief that when exposed to equitable, high rigor opportunities, there are no limit to what our students can achieve.


My experiences as a student and educator have shaped my belief that “We are better together.” Driven in this belief, I am most excited to collaborate with all members of the Howe family.  Joining your community, I am committed to being the first learner. I am eager to collaborate and build relationships and trust with my staff, families, students, and community. I am a strong believer that each decision impacts the school as a whole and fostering a shared decision making model, keeping students at the center is essential to success. Together we will model commitment, high expectations, thoughtful and intentional planning, and celebrate successes along the way.  In collaboration with your dedication and continued excellence, it is my belief that Howe will far exceed expectations and produce lifelong learners and leaders.


I look forward to leading this organization of talented individuals in the mission to motivate, inspire, and empower each of our students to strive for continued excellence. I am honored to take on this most important work with you as your Principal. We are better, together.



Ms. Dana M. Singletary