McKinney-Vento Specialist
Richmond Public Schools

Erika Schmale serves as the McKinney-Vento Specialist for Richmond Public Schools, protecting the educational rights of students living in unstable housing. She is also an adjunct instructor for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work and sits on the board of Change the World RVA, providing youth enrichment, and Housing Families First, providing shelter and rapid rehousing for families. In her free time, she enjoys hanging with her cats, exploring the sights and tastes of Richmond, VA, and volunteering at Comfort Zone Camp. She earned a BA from Christopher Newport University and an MSW from VCU.

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