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Sharon Miller

Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education
Division Director
Sharon Lee Miller serves as Director of the Division of Academic and Technical Education (DATE) within the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE).  DATE is responsible for administering one of the Department’s largest formula grant programs, which currently distributes about 1.2 billion annually to states under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV).  The division also administers discretionary grants to improve the quality of career and technical education for Native Americans, Native Alaskans, and Native Hawaiians; gathers data for national accountability and for state and local program improvement; and conducts national initiatives that improve the rigor and relevance of career and technical education programs.

A native of Schenectady, New York, Sharon holds a Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Practice from the University at Albany in New York State.  Her OVAE work experience includes oversight of research, development, and evaluation studies on issues pertaining to career and technical education.  Prior to coming to the Department, she worked for the New York State Education Department on a range of initiatives, including administering school-to-work grants, conducting statewide evaluations, and gathering performance accountability data.  She has formerly taught at the both the Kindergarten and college level.


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Friday, April 6
 

11:10am