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Executive Director

Darla Miller

1201 Waterloo Mill Ln, Elkton, VA 22827Darla Miller

Welcome Virginia ACTE’s new Executive Director. She started her new position August 1.

Darla recently retired after 17 years as Principal of Valley Career and Technical Center in Fishersville, Virginia. A native of Rockingham County, she received her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Virginia Tech, as well as her master’s in Career and Technical Education and a Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies. She has been an educator for over 34 years, starting as a middle school agricultural education teacher for Mecklenburg County Public Schools at Bluestone Middle School. Upon completion of graduate school, she returned to the classroom to teach agriscience education at S. G. Stewart Middle School in Augusta County.

In addition to her teaching experience, she served as Director of the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant for Augusta County Schools and an assistant principal for Valley Career and Technical Center. During the last 19 years, she has been a member of Virginia Association for Career and Technical Administrators, as well as Virginia ACTE and ACTE. She has served in various leadership roles during her career to include Southside Area and Northern Area president of the Virginia Association of Agricultural Educators. She has been on the VACTEA Board since around 2007 as Region V representative, Virginia ACTE Representative, and, most recently, member-at-large. During the 2016-2017 school year, she served as the President of Virginia Association of Career and Technical Education. During her years on the VACTEA Board and Virginia CTE Board, she has worked to promote unity among the various Divisions of CTE, create workplace learning opportunities, and demonstrate the importance of career and technical education at the high school level as well as the adult level.

Darla resides on a farm in Rockingham County. In her free time she enjoys the company of her two dogs, several cats, and three miniature donkeys. She is active in the Cross Keys-Mill Creek Ruritan club having served as a committee chair various officers. She is also a board member of the Rockingham County Fair Association.