2490 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Paul M. Singer officially became Assets’ head of school on July 1st, 2008, bringing with him tremendous credentials, decades of educational leadership, as well as firsthand experience with the frustrations that face bright children with learning challenges.
“I struggled in school throughout my elementary and secondary school years at a time when diagnostic capabilities and treatment strategies were minimal,” Paul says. As a result, Paul also says that he is all too familiar with the impact that such an experience can have on learning and self esteem. In fact, this insight influenced his leadership across 28 years at The Country School in Valley Village, California, where he had served as head of school since 1979. During Paul's tenure, the school built a solid reputation for providing equal educational opportunities to a broad spectrum of learners from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and socio-economic levels. Paul is a member of The Country School Board to this day.
In addition to his long tenure at The Country School, Paul has been on the faculty at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) since 1975, where he taught in the College of Education's Teacher Training Program and had served for 10 years on the Dean's Advisory Council. For 15 years, Paul served on accreditation committees for the California Association of Independent Schools working in the capacity of Chair for eight of those years. In Honolulu, he serves on the Rotary Club of Honolulu Foundation Board, Hanahauoli Board of Trustees, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii and HAIS Board of Directors. Paul holds a B.A. in Sociology, an M.A. in Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education, and an M.A. in Educational Administration and Supervision, all from CSUN. In addition, he has completed all doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Southern California.