Melanie Singleton

District Support Consultant

A native Houstonian and graduate of both Columbia University and Rice University, Melanie Singleton has a passion for building schools and serving underprivileged communities.

Melanie put her ideas to work at Teach for America Houston, where she served as senior managing director of community and alumni partnerships, working with school districts across Houston to train and coach first-year and alumni teachers. Most recently, she has worked as head of schools, where she developed a strategic plan for school expansion.

Previously, Melanie spent two years as a school director at YES Prep Public Schools Spring Branch campus in collaboration with the SKY partnership. She helped found the 13th campus, YES Prep Hoffman, the first partnership school with Aldine ISD.

Melanie majored in English literature and African-American studies at Columbia University while participating in law-oriented internships. As college graduation neared, however, Melanie decided to defer law school and explore teaching opportunities. That fall, she headed back to Houston to teach seventh and eighth grade English for Houston ISD. She discovered a passion for teaching and found her professional home at YES Prep Public Schools. She has completed her MBA and principal certification at the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.