Singh For AISD
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About

About

 

How to Pronounce:

"Art-Thee Sing"

 

Meet Arati

Arati Singh is a proven community leader who has served from the classroom and beyond throughout her 25-year career.  An equity champion, she started her career as a bilingual fourth grade teacher in the Rio Grande Valley, and for 20 years has designed and evaluated college access and STEM program for clients such as Texas A & M University and Foundation Communities. As a relentless advocate, Arati helped stop vouchers by testifying several times at the Texas legislature on behalf of Texas PTA’s half a million members while serving as the PTA President of a Title I school. Arati, an outside the box thinker, has four technology-related patents to her name. As a mom with two children in AISD (including one who has started a social movement fighting online sexual harassment), Arati understands that kids should love learning and feel safe in schools.

Arati has a BA in Psychology and minor in Spanish from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an MS in Curriculum and Instruction with an instructional technology focus from The University of Texas at Austin. Arati, her husband, and daughters live in Oak Hill in southwest Austin.

 
Our students are often treated as test scores, without sufficient regard to their social, emotional, and cultural needs — more innovative learning programs and and civic engagement will help students succeed not only on tests, but in life.
— Arati Singh
 

 

Awards &

Accomplishments

• Texas PTA Honorary Life Award — 2018
Awarded by Texas PTA Executive Director for legislative advocacy on behalf of Texas PTA's half a million members

• Austin ISD PTA of the Year — 2016
Top 3 Finalist under Arati’s presidency, for recruiting and integrating Spanish-speaking families into PTA leadership

• National PTA School of Excellence — 2016
Awarded under Arati’s presidency; only school in AISD and one of 11 in Texas

• Graduate School Presidential Fellowship — 1999
University of Texas at Austin, College of Education

• Finalist, Teacher of the Year — 1995
Donna ISD 

• Named Inventor — 2018
Patents related to using mobile devices in emergency situations

• Educa Austin Featured Guest — 2016
Austin ISD's Spanish Language Talk Show

• Published Author
Austin Monthly
Austin-American Statesman

• Best Mom Ever
Received coffee mug from children, Mother’s Day

 
The best moment for me was when, despite naysayers, a group of Spanish-speaking parents came to an important principal profile meeting and presented to 60 parents in Spanish the qualities they wanted to see in our new principal!
— Arati Singh
 

 

Community Involvement

• PTA President
Oak Hill Elementary, Austin ISD Title I School
2014 — 2016

• Advocacy Chair
Austin Council of PTAs
2016 — 2018

• Austin ISD Up-Close Graduate
Austin ISD year-long community leadership development program
2014

• Texas PTA Advocacy Committee
Member
2016 — 2018

• Vertical Team Coordinator
Austin High School
2018 — present

Other
- Supporter of the Austin ISD PALS program
- Supporter of Planned Parenthood, OutYouth, Keep Austin Beautiful, Workers Defense Project
- Bollywood radio show host, NPR affiliate, Harlingen, TX