Meet the Principal


Kelly Mickel, Principal  

kellymickel (2)I grew up in New York and have proudly been in the Ypsilanti community for seventeen years. I began my teaching career in 2004 at Kettering and Kaiser Elementary schools as a Physical Education teacher. In 2009, I received my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Over the course of my 11-year career in education, I have served as a coach, teacher, athletic director and most recently the Principal of Ypsilanti New Tech for two years. I am thrilled to bring my experience and new ideas to Erickson. My expertise in project-based learning, technology integration, and innovation will enhance the current instructional initiatives. I have high expectations and am dedicated to ensuring the highest quality education for all children.

I am married to my loving husband Mike, who owns a painting company. We have a beautiful daughter Emma who is four years old. She currently attends preschool and is anxious to start Kindergarten next year. When I am not fulfilling work commitments, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love traveling, watching and playing sports, reading with my daughter and learning new things.