darla edwards

President and CEO

Darla Edwards is President of Successful Innovations, an educational consulting company focused on strategic family and school partnerships.   She has over 15 years of experience in education as a teacher and principal.  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. 

hilda stevens

Executive Director of Professional Development

Hilda Stevens is co-founder and Executive Director of Professional Development for Successful Innovations, Inc. She has experience consulting and leading professional development workshops at the state and national levels.  As a former Virginia educator with over 35 years of public school experience, Mrs. Stevens has had extensive training in Parent & Family Engagement Strategies, Response to Intervention, Literacy Coaching, and Differentiated Instruction.