Carlene Millen has dedicated 29 years of her career to improving outcomes for students. As a former assistant superintendent with The School District of Palm Beach County in Florida, she was responsible for leadership development, performance management, professional development, and culturally responsive education for the nation’s 10th-largest school district. During her time in Palm Beach County, she also served as a regional superintendent. Prior to that, Millen worked for 23 years in the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Ga. Her experience includes roles as an area executive director; principal; assistant principal; and teacher providing curriculum and reading recovery support as well as leading classrooms at the middle and elementary school levels.

Millen was part of a team that received the 2021 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award. In Fulton County, she was honored as Principal of the Year for her region in the district. She was also recognized as Teacher of the Year at Woodland Middle School and at Campbell Elementary School. Millen earned her bachelor’s degree and a master’s in middle grades curriculum from Clark Atlanta University. She received an administration and supervision certification from University of West Georgia.