Virginia Council for Private Education announces Sweet Briar grad Grace Turner Creasey as new executive director

Posted on October 03, 2017 by Janika Carey

The Board of Directors of the Virginia Council for Private Education recently announced that it has selected Sweet Briar College graduate Grace Turner Creasey ’01 as the executive director of the council’s association.

Grace Creasey ’01
Creasey replaces Josie Webster, who served VCPE for 19 years in various management roles and for the past several years as executive director. VCPE has a long history of leading and supporting excellence in private education in the Commonwealth through strong advocacy, accountability and thorough accreditation standards.

“I am honored and humbled to be given the opportunity to serve the students in the Commonwealth of Virginia as the next executive director of the Virginia Council for Private Education,” Creasey wrote in an email. “As an educator and product of three of Virginia’s most prestigious private schools, I am deeply committed to advancing private education for Virginia families.”

A graduate of the K-12 Collegiate School in Richmond, Creasey attended Sweet Briar College and graduated in 2001 with a major in government and a teaching license. In 2014, she received an M.Ed. in education leadership and policy studies from the University of Richmond.

Creasey comes to the position with extensive experience as a private and public school educator, fundraiser, teacher and administrator, according to a VCPE press release. She previously served at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Catholic School, Goochland Middle School, Goochland High School, Maury High School and McGuire Woods Consulting. Creasey has been active in Virginia politics and is a strong advocate for private education and accountability for all schools.

“We are most pleased to welcome Ms. Grace Creasey to this important leadership position as our executive director,” said VCPE Board of Directors Chairman Chip Broadway. “She is a proven professional with a rich background in private and public education. An accomplished educational manager and leader, we are confident that Grace will be perfect for this key leadership position and that she will carry on with the important work of the association and our member associations and schools.”

Creasey lives in Goochland County with her husband, Steven, and daughter, Ellie. She will join VCPE on Oct. 16.

VCPE is the voice of private education in Virginia and its 476 accredited/accountable schools. To learn more about VCPE and its work, visit