NASDCTEc Welcomes New Virginia State Director Lolita Hall

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is pleased to announce Lolita Hall has begun her new duties as Career and Technical Education Director, effective January 3, 2011. Ms. Hall brings in-depth expertise in career technical education (CTE) program administration, extensive experience with agency policies and procedures, and experience with assessment and accountability in the division of student and school improvement assessment to the Department.

Lolita has worked for the VDOE since 1990 when she started as a state supervisor of vocational home economics education.  In her ten years in the CTE office, she provided leadership and coordination for the vocational special needs programs, development of the performance standards and measures for secondary CTE programs, High Schools that Work program, and served as a program improvements specialist.  In the latter role, she coordinated the Comprehensive School Improvement Institute for academic and CTE teachers and administrators, helped develop the state plan for secondary CTE, and worked with the development of accountability and monitoring processes and procedures for local CTE improvement plans.

 Lolita has served in the VDOE’s assessment division as team lead for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) test implementation.  Her various responsibilities have included implementation of the NAEP testing program, monitoring local SOL assessment procedures, resolving test irregularity issues, redesigning SOL testing materials, and maintaining the master schedule for student assessment.

The Virginia Department of Education and NASDCTEc wish her great success in her new role as CTE director. Ms. Hall can be reached at


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