After 27 years with Prince William County Schools (PWCS), Deputy Superintendent Rae Darlington has announced her retirement.
According to a release, Darlington has served in her current role for 11 years.
There has been lots of discussion has to what prompted Darlington to announce her retirement at this time, but in a public statement Darlington focused on her positive experience working for PWCS.
“It has been a tremendous honor to work with some of the brightest and most committed teachers, administrators, and school and central support staff I have ever known. Dr. Walts is a truly visionary leader. And all of us are privileged to be shaping the lives of amazing students, with a multitude of unique gifts and unlimited potential,” stated Darlington in a release.
More on Darlington’s background, from Bristow Beat:
According to PWCS, Darlington was named Deputy Superintendent in July 2006, after serving two years as Area III Associate Superintendent. She started her career in Prince William County in 1990 as a language arts teacher at Beville Middle School. She soon after became a member of the Department of Curriculum and Staff Development Instructional Support Team, providing training and support to approximately 500 teachers at 11 schools. Darlington became an Assistant Principal at Stonewall Jackson High School in 1996, before being named Principal of Graham Park Middle School in 1998.
“Ms. Darlington’s contributions cannot be overstated. She is an amazing advocate for students, for equity, and for educational excellence. She’s been a tremendous role model for our educators, and a driving force in propelling the entire Division toward continuous improvement and delivering on our commitment to providing a World-Class Education. There is not a student, employee, or member of our community who does not owe Rae Darlington a debt of gratitude for all she has done for education in Prince William County,” stated PWCS Superintendent Steven Walts in a release.
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