Principal's Bio

 Ta'Neshia Ford

Phone: 804-646-3374


Degrees and Certifications:

Education & Credentials Virginia State University — Chesterfield, VA BA in English, 2002 Virginia Commonwealth University- Richmond, VA Master of Education, 2006 Post Master’s Certificate, 2009 Professional License Postgraduate Professional License- Virginia, 2017 Endorsements Administration and Supervision Pre-K-12 Reading Specialist K-12 English 6-12

Ta'Neshia Ford

Ta’Neshia Ford is a proud graduate of Richmond Public Schools. She graduated with honors from John F. Kennedy High School and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in English Education from Virginia State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude.  Ta’Neshia also holds a Master's of Education Degree in Reading and a Post-Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University.  She has had an extensive and successful career in education with Richmond Public Schools, serving in several capacities including English teacher, English Department Chair, Assistant Principal and Principal. Her career also includes her service as a Literacy Coach for Virginia Commonwealth University. During her tenure there, Ta’Neshia worked extensively with the Early Reading First Literacy Grants. 

Ta’Neshia’s passion is serving at risk students and ensuring that they receive a quality education.  During her current tenure at Virgie Binford Education Center, she has worked extensively to do just that, while creating exciting and new experiences for all students.  Her first endeavor was the rebranding of the school from being called simply, the “Juvenile Education Center”, to the more illustrious name of Virgie Binford, its true namesake.  She also introduced the Speak Your Soul series, in which guest speakers come to speak to the students about their lives and successes. Former speakers have included Dr. Leonard, Rick Ross, Immanuwel Aleem, and Grammy award winner LeMark Fleming.  Post Dispositional Students have gone on various educational field trips for the first time in the school's history. Some of the places they've gone include the Richmond Symphony,  the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C., the U.S. Naval Base in Virginia Beach, Virginia State University, and the Virginia Beach Aquarium. She has also implemented a bold new electronic student filing system, which enables each child to have an electronic portfolio.  Her personal mantra is “Keep your heart and mind open to  endless possibilities”.