NCWMN Dream Team
About Virginia Crutchfield, M.ed
Originally from a small town in south Alabama, Virginia Crutchfield came to Winston-Salem to attend Salem College. She became deeply integrated in the community she found at Redeemer Presbyterian Church, as well as forming lifelong friendships at Salem College where she served in various areas of leadership.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Religion and French, with a mind to become a cross-cultural worker. About a year after graduation, she returned to Salem College to complete the Teacher Education program. Once certified, she moved overseas to teach kindergarten at an English standard school in North Macedonia. There, she lived and worked among people from all over the world and came to feel at home in a multicultural community.
After years of world travel and then life as an Army wife in Georgia, Virginia returned to Winston-Salem with her family. Among many other things, Virginia is also an advocate for adoption. Her own daughter was adopted from India. She deeply loves travel, gardening, animals and community. She is likewise an advocate for kindness toward animals, compassion toward refugees, care for the environment and empathy for the marginalized. She enjoys teaching English to speakers of other languages and hopes to encourage those who are new to this country. Finally, with a strong mental health awareness, Virginia has a passion for supporting women who find themselves in difficult marriages, especially with addicts.