Virgie Binford was recognized for her Excellence in Ministry by her church, All Souls Presbyterian. Dr. Binford has embodied excellence in ministry for her entire adult life, in church, school, and community. With both a BA and MA in Elementary Education from Virginia State University, she went on to focus on Early Childhood Education at Columbia University in New York City, followed by a Doctorate in Education in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, further study at UVA and abroad in Africa, Asia and Europe – – finally earning a Ph. D. at New Hope Bible Crusade College and Seminary in Baltimore, MD. Virgie has been a classroom teacher at all levels, from early childhood to university, as well as administrator and independent consultant. She has been described as “a dynamic educator, motivational speaker, and caring individual”. Both trailblazer and groundbreaker, she is legendary across racial lines for her leadership skills, her intellectual accomplishment, and her commitment to justice and the common good. In retirement she fills her time with volunteer service in a host of community organizations, and as an ordained Elder in her church.
Honoring Excellence in Ministry: Virgie M. Binford
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