Public Schools Advocate Scott Milder Joins VLK Architects as Principal - K12 Market Leader

Fort Worth, Texas – VLK Architects proudly announces the appointment of Scott Milder as Principal- K12 Education Market Leader. This new leadership position reflects VLK’s continued resolve to support its school district clients by advocating for quality public education in the State of Texas.

As K12 Market Leader, Scott will lead the firm’s involvement in public education advocacy, ,  collaborate with firm leaders to enhance VLK’s service strategies for school districts, and lead facility planning efforts for  the firm’s K12 projects and clients.

“VLK Architects is passionately committed to public education and to those who impact the next generation of learners,” said VLK Partner, Sloan Harris. “This new leadership role within our firm moves us closer to our goal of supporting not just VLK’s K12 clients, but all school districts, organizations, and communities focused on student success. VLK is excited and honored to have such an incredible leader on our team.”

A recognized K12 authority within the State of Texas, Scott founded Friends of Texas Public Schools in 2004, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization committed to educating Texans about the strengths and achievements of Texas public schools. Scott’s early professional experience includes serving as public information officer in the Galena Park and Mesquite independent school districts, followed by more than 20 years’ experience working in K12 architecture.

Not only is Scott recognized as a K12 authority, but also has been a difference maker within the city where he resides as well as within the state. He was elected to the Rockwall City Council in 2013 and served two terms. During his tenure he focused on advocating for local business and strengthening investment in fire, police, and roads. In 2018, Scott ran as a Republican candidate for Texas Lieutenant Governor, advocating strongly for infrastructure and funding to support public education. Other honors include: Golden Apple Recipient, Texas Association of Mid-Sized Schools, Lifetime Professional Membership Award, Texas Association of Community Schools, and Judy Coyle Texas Liberty Award, Association of Texas Professional Educators.

“My experience in the K12 architecture industry and my interests in public education advocacy are perfectly aligned with VLK’s history of stellar client service and its desire to play a leading role in the struggle for proper legislative support of our neighborhood schools,” Scott said. “I have always admired the good people at VLK for their tradition of excellence in creative, value-driven architectural solutions and am thrilled to be joining their team.”