Darla Edwards has over 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, and an educational consultant.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from University of Lynchburg.

Because of her expertise and knowledge in education, she was appointed by the Governor to serve on Virginia’s Board of Education. In this capacity, she helped to develop policies and standards to support Virginia’s schoolchildren.

The Virginia Association of Elementary Principals  recognized her with the School Bell Award for her skilled leadership of a large staff, curriculum redesign efforts, and family engagement work.

Edwards has co-authored several publications and has had her articles featured in a variety of national educational journals.   She has also presented at state and national conferences providing educators with strategies and technical assistance to facilitate professional learning.  Because of her development of an ed-tech platform for school districts, Edwards was recognized by Fundera as one of the top black entrepreneurs in the nation.

Edwards is an active member of a variety of community boards and organizations including:  Lynchburg Education Foundation, Voices for Virginia’s Children, University of Lynchburg Board of Trustees, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

She  resides in Williamsburg, Virginia with her husband, Willie, who is a retired Army Warrant Officer and government contractor.  They have a blended family of six children and seven grandchildren.

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