Speaker Bio

Leadership Coach, Speaker, Consultant

Dr. Candy Singh’s career has spanned 33 years in K-12 and higher education. Before retiring from K-12 education in December 2022, Candy served for over 11 years as the superintendent in the award-winning Fallbrook Union Elementary School District in Southern California, the first school district in the United States to be honored as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School District, where all schools serve as a model for creating an innovative and forward-thinking leadership culture that encourages and teaches children to be the leader of their own lives and to use their leadership skills to make a difference in the lives of others.

Candy is well-known and respected for her work as a turnaround principal and superintendent, blending courage and action with grace and kindness to create environments that inspire greatness in students and adults. Her proven track record of transforming public schools has contributed to her reputation as an inspirational speaker, leadership coach, and consultant. Recognized at the state and national level as one of the most influential female leaders in public education, Candy was most recently honored with the 2022 Exemplary Woman in Education Award from the Association of California School Administrators.

Dr. Singh began her career in public education in 1990, serving as an elementary and middle-level teacher, assistant principal, principal, district curriculum leader, and superintendent of schools. She also worked as a faculty member in the College of Education at California State University San Marcos for over 18 years, teaching the next generation of educational leaders. Since retiring from K-12 education, Dr. Singh continues to work with districts and organizations nationwide to provide inspiring keynotes, leadership development, and executive coaching.

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  • Inspiring and Fostering Innovation in Public Schools
  • Inspiring, Empowering and Unleashing the Potential in Others
  • District Alignment, Collaboration and Teamwork to Support Student Success
  • Inspiring and Supporting Women and Girls in Leadership
  • Improving School and District Culture to Inspire Teams
  • District Leadership Practices that Support Principal Effectiveness and Job Satisfaction
  • Engaging Students in Authentic Learning
  • Inspiring Classified Leaders to Make a Difference
  • Personalized Professional Learning Through Job Embedded Coaching
  • Creating Strong Governance Teams

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