Quniana D. Futrell

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Quniana Futrell is a graduate of Norfolk State University, earning a BS in Early Childhood Education and an MA in Pre-Elementary Education. She is also a graduate of Walden University with an EDS in Early Childhood Education, and she has also attended Liberty University, majoring in Community Care and Counseling: Traumatology. She attended Mount Carmel School of Evangelism and earned her license in Theology/Evangelism Study as well. Lastly, she has an AAS from Tidewater Community College in Early Childhood Education and Teaching [1, 2, 5].

In the private sector, Futrell is the current CEO of development & consulting agency ECE Firm, LLC. Futrell is an author who writes parenting books and children’s books, as well as books relating to trauma. From 2014 to 2019, she was an Assistant Professor at Tidewater Community College and a Notary for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Futrell has also been a Radio Talk Show Host for 99.1 FM WDJY, a Star Quality Mentor for Virginia Star Quality Initiative, and a Professional Development Specialist for the Council for Professional Recognition. Additionally, she was Child Development Center Director for Naval Station Norfolk and a Senior Director for Children’s Harbor [2].

Futrell is a member of various organizations, including serving as Co- President/Treasurer/Public Policy Chair of the Southeastern Association for the Education of Young Children, Board Member and Advocate of the Virginia Association for Early Childhood Education, and Affiliate Leader for the National Association for the Education of Young Children [2].

Key Issues


Futrell wants the community to partner with principals and supports a tutoring program to help counteract the lingering effects the pandemic has had on students [5].


To improve early student literacy and reading comprehension, Futrell plans to implement the regulations spelled out in SB616, the Virginia Literacy Act [5].


Futrell supports quality and equitable education for all children [1].


Futrell supports fully accrediting schools [1].


No endorsements could be found.


1 Q for Portsmouth
2 LinkedIn
4 JustLeadershipUSA 
5 The Virginian-Pilot 
6 Facebook