Virginia Reynolds

Co-Director, Center for Prevention & Early Intervention

Virginia Reynolds
Virginia Reynolds co-directs WestEd's Center for Prevention & Early Intervention (CPEI). Reynolds and Co-Director Rorie Fitzpatrick oversee several large-scale training and technical assistance projects within CPEI. Reynolds brings her previous experience working for the California Department of Education (CDE) to her present work with other state agencies. Reynolds is responsible for the implementation of the Early Start Comprehensive System of Personnel Development for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. She collaborates with the University of California system, the California State University system, and the Community Colleges Chancellor's Office in her preservice and inservice trainings, distance learning projects, and personnel development activities. She provides consultation to the state on the development of an early intervention personnel authorization process, a feasibility report for a supportive supervision and mentorship model, and recommendations for serving young children at risk or with disabilities, and their families. Reynolds has served as a liaison for the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, governor-appointed advisory councils, and state-level think tanks. She presents to educators, parents, and state agency staff. Projects under her leadership have been recognized by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education, and have received awards for excellence for publications and other outreach materials. She received an MA in education from the University of California, Riverside, and a BA in history from California State University, San Bernardino. She holds credentials in administrative services, standard elementary, and as a learning handicapped and severely handicapped specialist.