Rae Darlington was named Deputy Superintendent in July 2006, after serving two years as Associate Superintendent for Area III. She started her career in Prince William County in 1990 as a Language Arts teacher at Beville Middle School. She became a member of the Department of Curriculum and Staff Development Instructional Support Team shortly thereafter, providing training and support to approximately 500 teachers at 11 schools. Ms. Darlington became Assistant Principal at Stonewall Jackson High School in 1996, before being named Principal of Graham Park Middle School in 1998.
Ms. Darlington was one of three finalists for the National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2003, after being named the Prince William County and Virginia Middle School Principal of the Year. During the 2002-03 school year, she was also a “Washington Post” Distinguished Leadership Recipient. She has co-authored three teacher manuals and has published several articles.
Ms. Darlington received her Bachelor’s Degree from Hampton University and her Master’s Degree from the University of South Carolina. In 1994 she earned an Administrative Endorsement from the Leadership Academy at George Mason University.