Officials from United Way of Erie County in partnership with Erie’s Public
Schools have announced the community school directors at Harding Elementary and Perry Elementary, United Way’s newest community schools. The announcement of these two schools coming on board as
community schools was made earlier this year, bringing the total number of schools included in United Way’s community schools partnership to ten countywide. Shanna Schumacher will serve as the Community School Director at Harding Elementary. Shanna is an Erie native who attended Edinboro University and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Education. She is a former classroom teacher and reading specialist passionate about building relationships with students and families to help them be successful. Schumacher most recently served as the Literacy Programs Manager at the Achievement Center, volunteer for Erie City Moms, HOPE Rescue and United Way’s Raising Readers initiative. She was honored at the 2018 UnifiedErie Youth Work Awards as the recipient of the
Youth Empowerment Award.