Virginia Reynolds
Co-director, Center for Prevention and Early Intervention


  • Child development
  • Mental health
  • Special education and learning disabilities

Virginia Reynolds co-directs WestEd’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention. Reynolds and co-director Rorie Fitzpatrick oversee several large-scale training and technical assistance projects within CPEI. She previously worked for the California Department of Education. 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 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 at the U.S. Department of Education and have received awards for excellence for publications and other outreach materials. She received a master’s degree in education from the University of California, Riverside, and a bachelor’s 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.