Executive Director of MENTOR Virginia

Dr. Virginia Crawford- Patterson serves as the Executive Director of MENTOR Virginia, a catalyst for building and providing high-quality mentoring relationships for young people ages 5-24.  Virginia provides strategic leadership to expand the mentoring movement across the Commonwealth. Prior to coming to MENTOR Virginia, Virginia spent 32 years in education as a teacher, administrator and various leadership roles. She received a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Southern University in New Orleans, master’s degree in Special Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PH.D. in educational leadership and policy studies from Virginia Tech. Virginia enjoys spending time with her family and cooking.