Elicia lives in Loudoun County, Virginia. She has three children in Loudoun County Public Schools. She first became engaged with her school board in the summer of 2020 when the Superintendent and the school board would neither open the school doors to students due to Covid-19, nor provide a plan for how they intended to provide a quality education to students in the 20/21 school year. While she had made the decision to withdraw her own children from the public schools that year, she knew she had to stay involved in order to be a voice for the many children and parents in marginalized communities who had no one showing up to advocate for them. These were families that her children had known and played with since Kindergarten. She became committed to going to school board meetings to ensure a focus was placed on the academic success and mental health issues stemming from social isolation brought upon by bad COVID policy decisions.
As she attended more meetings, talked to parents and heard from teachers who had attended “trainings”, she learned that the issues within the schools were not simply pandemic related, but deeply rooted in political ideology and private interest group agendas that were being passed on to the students via lessons created through the lens of Critical Race Theory. After thorough research, Elicia grew convinced that the path the Board and Administration was taking was preventative of positive outcomes and would hurt not only the very students they claimed to want to help, but all students. It was then that she became committed to ensuring all student receive the gold standard in education, Parental Rights are reestablished and the sanctity of families is respected.
Elicia serves as advocate and spokesperson for students and families who have experienced sexual assault in school. She is committed to protecting children and fighting for rigorous education, free of political ideologies and agendas in the classroom, as well as student safety, Parental Rights, Academic Transparency and Individual Freedom for all families. Elicia believes in working to restore community unity and regularly reaches out to understand the differing views of parents and community members. She firmly believes that the “sides” have more in common than they don’t, and that everyone should be working together for the sake of our children and for the betterment of our community. Elicia has been interviewed on many news outlets about her knowledge surrounding the current issues facing children, families and teachers in education, as well as the sexual assaults committed against students in schools. She has been a guest speaker on sponsored panels and has written an Op Ed piece published in The New York Post in December 2021.
Erin lives in Loudoun County, Virginia, where she is raising two boys who are attending Loudoun County Public Schools.
She has been actively involved over the years in her local community, schools, and church. Erin became a leader in the initial opening of schools by becoming a co-creator of the Facebook group “LCPS Can Do Better”. Organizing like-minded parents through this group spurred the initial movement for change in Loudoun County Public Schools and would set the course for Loudoun parents entering the world’s media stage.
Erin’s focus was initially in the Special Education community. She helped fight for all families to have a voice and demand services be provided. From there, the battle expanded into curriculum change, new policies being implemented and parents not having a say in their children’s education.
Erin’s voice in the community just got louder. She was elected to serve as the President of the largest Republican Women’s Club in the Commonwealth of Virginia where she is doing so much to unite disparate groups across the county in order to work more effectively and efficiently toward making public schools better for children and Virginia a better place for citizens.
Erin has been interviewed on many news platforms expressing concern about the current environment in our schools and fighting for Parental Rights, Medical Freedom and classrooms free of political ideology and political agendas.