• Non-Partisan

    Erin Grampp

  • Spotsylvania native Erin Grampp was first elected to the school board in 2014 and previously served as its chairwoman. She attended Spotsylvania County Public Schools and graduated from Mary Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in economics. Grampp is the owner of EKG Stables at Hill Valley Farm and a certified riding instructor. After her election, she received the Virginia School Board Association’s Distinguished School Board Member award for three years (2014, 2015, and 2016).

    As a member of the school board, Grampp has become well known for her strict interpretation of Virginia law. When matters are presented to the school board, she reminds fellow board members and the community that the school board does not have the authority to make laws. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as many people formed opposing opinions in regards to state and CDC guidelines, Grampp has been a leading force in reminding community members that the school board does not have the power to overturn any federal or state mandates.

    Grampp uses her knowledge of economics to assist and educate community members on budget constraints. She was responsible for a budget amendment that allowed for a 5.5% increase for all Spotsylvania County Public School employees. This same budget amendment was intended to attract and retain more bus drivers and other school staff members. By investing in school staff, she hopes to see improvements in the quality of the education students receive.

    Grampp continues to support a more individualized approach to education, and she pushes for programs that allow students to learn and pursue different educational tracks. She was an instrumental supporter in establishing new cyber technology programs for the school system. In adapting to the pandemic, she supported a hybrid education model that would keep students safe and still provide them with in-person learning. She also is in support of providing schools with funding for more mental health resources.

    Grampp is facing a challenge from April Gillespie., who previously challenged Grampp for the Berkeley seat in 2017. Gillespie is an active member of the Spotsylvania school community and previously served as vice president of the PTO. She opposes mask mandates in schools and has stated that she would never seek an endorsement from teachers’ unions or the NAACP.

    Due to her commitment to raising teacher and school staff pay, Grampp is the progressive choice in this election.
    Last updated: 2021-09-15

    Erin Grampp

    Spotsylvania native Erin Grampp was first elected to the school board in 2014 and previously served as its chairwoman. She attended Spotsylvania County Public Schools and graduated from Mary Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

    Erin Grampp

    Spotsylvania native Erin Grampp was first elected to the school board in 2014 and previously served as its chairwoman. She attended Spotsylvania County Public Schools and graduated from Mary Washington College with a bachelor’s degree in economics.