Singer was born in La Chapelle St. Mesmin, France, and remembers first learning to speak English when she was three after learning French natively. Because her father was in the military, her family would move every two to three years, so she lived in several states along the East Coast of the United States while growing up.
Learning to speak Spanish later in life, she grew to love the language and knew she wanted to start teaching it.
“I just love languages. I loved it when I first started learning Spanish and speaking with the right accent and the new vocab. I just thought it was really cool,” she said.
This is Singer’s first year teaching Spanish at Roberson after previously working at Cane Creek Middle School.
While teaching at Cane Creek, Singer and her husband had the opportunity to coach the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams. They coached together four years, with their teams winning all four conference meets at the end of each season.
“It’s just fun to encourage (the students to run), and the kids were adorable. It was nice to get to know them, play games with them and make it fun,” Singer said.
Although she has stopped coaching since making the decision to move to Roberson, Singer said she enjoyed the experience while it lasted.
Since moving to the high school level, Singer said she feels like she can relate more with the high schoolers and enjoys seeing students meet their goals at the end of their educational journey. Singer is a supervisor of the Empowerment Club, which is new this year.
“The Empowerment Club is a club basically for people of all colors and races just to talk about racism and what it is like to be a person of color and what it is like to be a part of a different religion. It’s just a safe place to talk about some of the things that maybe you want to talk about,” Singer said. She hopes for the club to be able to take field trips to historically black universities and having speakers come in to share their ideas.
Outside of teaching, some of Singer’s favorite hobbies include knitting and making clothes for herself and others. She has even made and altered prom dresses, although she hasn’t worked on any in several years. She started knitting when she was a child, and has enjoyed the craft ever since. Singer said part of why she enjoys knitting and making her own clothes is because she gets to pick out her own fabrics. She also believes that making clothing for herself will ensure a good fit.