YCS School Profiles

Preschool and Elementary Schools

Beatty Early Learning Center

1661 Leforge Rd.
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Director/Principal: Erin Bradley

Special Services Offered in Building

Full day state and federally funded preschool programs

Special education team available to provide IEP services and to determine eligibility of students referred for special education services

Three full-time Family Support Specialists onsite to help families achieve goals and obtain resources

Part-time Nurse onsite

Many parent volunteer opportunities 

Regular family events

Monthly parent meetings

Rotary Readers read to children weekly

Foster Grandparents program

Volunteers from U of M nurses program and Washtenaw Promise mentorship program

Fluoride Varnish and Mobile Dentist Services provided

Onsite Community Behavioral Health Clinic from EMU 

Sleep/Pajama Program for students and parents


Class Size Averages 

16 children per classroom, 2 adults (16:2) 


Instructional Staff (Full-Time Equivalent): 16

7 staff members have a teaching certificate; one additional staff member is currently enrolled in classes to obtain a teaching certificate

2 staff members have a Master’s Degree or higher

5 staff members are current or former Head Start parents

Support Staff: 10

Administrators: 1

School Communication


Ford Early Learning Center

2440 Clark Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal: Daniel Young

Daniel Young joined Ford Early Learning Center in 2020, after serving the students of Detroit, Michigan for 18 years. He began his career as a music teacher and continued to serve as a  lead teacher, assistant principal, and principal, respectively. He is excited to begin this new chapter in his life serving the Ypsilanti Community Schools in the capacity as the principal of Ford ELC.

Mr. Young was born and raised in Detroit and attended Wayne State University where he earned his Bachelor of Music, Master of Education, and Education Specialist degrees.

Throughout his career, Daniel has gained experiences and skills that has lead to more effective teachers, successful students, and engaged families, and he is excited to share his knowledge with the Ypsilanti community in hopes to collaborate for an even better educational community and experiences for all of our students, staff, and families.

Mr. Young believes that the number one factor in all successful students is their community believing in them. Therefore, if you believe they can, they will.

During his free time, Mr. Young enjoys spending time with family and writing music

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Programs for the Disabled
  • Homebound
  • School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Learning Specialists
  • Headstart/GSRP (4-year-olds)
  • Bright Futures
  • Spanish Immersion

Class Size

  • Averages 17.2


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 25
  • Support Staff: 26
  • Administrators: 1

School Communication

Perry Early Learning Center

550 Perry Street
Ypsilanti, MI. 48197

Principal, Lindsey Segrist

Lindsey Segrist is the principal of Perry Early Learning Center. She holds A.M.A. K-12 in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. Lindsey has worked in education for approximately 20 years. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was an instructional coach in K-12 public schools, a middle school teacher and an elementary school teacher.

Lindsey sets high expectations for herself, staff, and students. She believes that all children are entitled to receive equitable educational experiences in order to maximize their life options. Lindsey is committed to providing rich and meaningful learning experiences to help set the stage for the district's youngest learners to develop into proficient and creative readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and leaders.

Special Services Offered in Building

General Education

  • 6 First Grade Classrooms
  • 7 Kindergarten Classrooms
  • 2 Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms


  • 7 Head Start/Great Start Readiness Preschool Classrooms

Special Education

  • 3 Early Childhood Special Education Classrooms
  • Early On Intervention
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Work
    • 2 School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Title I Intervention
  • Unified Arts
    • Art
    • Music
    • Physical Education
    • Science

School Communication

Erickson Elementary School      

1427 Levona
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48198

Principal, Kelly Mickel

I grew up in New York and have now proudly been in the Ypsilanti community for nineteen years. I began my teaching career in 2004 at Kettering and Kaiser Elementary Schools as a Physical Education teacher and over the course of my tenure have taught at all levels, K-12. In 2009, I received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Over the course of my career in education, I have served as a coach, teacher, athletic director and now a principal for the past four years. I am now in my third year as principal of Erickson Elementary. My expertise in project-based learning, technology integration, innovation, and leadership has enhanced the instructional initiatives and school culture at Erickson. I have high expectations and am dedicated to ensuring the highest quality education for all children. I believe positive relationships are the foundation for high-quality teaching and learning and fostering a positive school culture and climate. Welcome to the Erickson family!

Vision: Excellence at Erickson Mission

We are a community of leaders. We recognize, honor and celebrate the leaders within us!

ove learning
Excel in all we do
Achieve goals together
Do what is right

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Exceptional Co-curricular Classes: Art, Music, Physical Education, Science
  • English Language Learner Support
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Programs for students with disabilities
  • School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Intervention Teachers
  • Science Olympiad
  • Therapaws: Reading Therapy Dogs
  • EMU Bright Futures Afterschool Program
  • U of M Ready, Set, Go Blue
  • U of M Empire for the Youth Social Skills and Academic Support
  • Tutoring
  • Foster Grandparents Program
  • Strong School/Community Partnerships
  • Parent Leadership Team
  • Family Fun Curriculum Nights

Class Size Averages

  • Elementary: 24.4


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 35
  • Support Staff: 15
  • ​Administrators: 2
    • Principal- Kelly Mickel
    • Dean of Students- Derrick Davis

School Communication

Estabrook Learning Community

1555 West Cross Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Principal, Ryan Johnson

Ryan began his teaching career in 2002 as a media specialist and immediately moved into the role of classroom teacher the following year. From 2003 until 2018 he moved back and forth between 4th and 5th grade crafting his love of teaching and building strong relationships with his students and families. The 16 years he spent in Dearborn Heights District 7 also presented him with leadership opportunities and growth while developing his desire to become an educational leader.

Ryan graduated from Eastern Michigan University with his undergraduate degree in 2002. Five years later he completed his Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. He received his Educational Leadership Masters in August 2018.

Mr. Johnson is excited to begin a new chapter of his career at the same time that Estabrook is transforming itself. He prides himself on being able to create a safe and comfortable learning environment for all students. Ryan welcomes collaboration and input from all stakeholders and invites anyone to pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee, and talk about the betterment of the school community.

Personally, Ryan is a father of 4 wonderful children. Twins, Jack and Mary are 14 years old and beginning their high school years. Noah, 10 and Luke, 8 also keep him busy. Ryan’s wife, Shannon, of 18 years is a RN with the University of Michigan Hospital and they have lived in Brighton, Michigan for past 8 years.

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Homebound
  • School Social Workers
  • Counselor
  • School Nurse
  • Learning Specialists
  • After School Sports
  • Grades 2-5

Class Size Averages

  • Elementary: 23


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 21
  • Support Staff: 16
  • Administrators: 1

School Communication



Holmes Elementary School

1255 Holmes Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal: Gregory Anglin

Mr. Gregory Anglin began his tenure with Ypsilanti Community Schools at Holmes Elementary on August 5, 2019. He comes to us from Plymouth-Canton Community Schools where he served as the Assistant Principal of Salem High School for the last 5 years. Prior to this role, Mr. Anglin was the Principal of Success Mile Academy in Warren, Michigan where he was responsible for the education of K-6 students. During his fifteen years in public education, Mr. Anglin has served as a Social Studies Teacher, Student Services Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Principal. As an instructional leader, Mr. Anglin has led with integrity and a commitment to deep equity workaround excellence, voice, and access for all. He brings expertise in using data to inform instruction, providing professional learning opportunities for staff, a strong background in assessments, and creating a positive learning community where students thrive academically, socially and behaviorally. His instructional leadership includes having high expectations for all, forming strong interpersonal relationships, building a solid academic climate, and putting in place the socio-emotional supports that our students need to be successful in a caring, culturally responsive learning community.

Special Services Offered in Building

Community Partnerships

  • St. Joseph Mercy Health System (Shape Down)
  • Eastern Michigan University School of Social Work
  • Ann Arbor United Soccer Club
  • America Reads Salvation Army
  • Youth and Family Center Food Gatherers
  • MI826
  • YMCA


  • Grizzly Gatherings (monthly)
  • All School Events (each trimester)
  • Celebrate- citizenship, attendance and academics

Academic Supports

  • Title I services Tutoring
  • Bright Futures YMCA

After School Programs

  • Man Up Kid Down Basketball
  • Ann Arbor Soccer United Club Cheerleading
  • Fly Art
  • Science Olympiad Girls On The Run

Young Confident Scholars

  • Home of the Grizzly Cubs

Class Size Averages

  • 2nd grade- 22
  • 3rd grade- 21
  • 4th grade- 27
  • 5th grade- 20


  • 24:1 (Staff:Student)

School Communication

(YIES) Ypsilanti International Elementary School

503 Oak Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Principal: Dr. Cassandra Sheriff

I am delighted to be a part of Ypsilanti Community Schools. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with dynamic leaders and highly qualified staff at our elementary school. 

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King

I Believe...

  • The goal of education is to support children and their families by providing high-quality education and services.
  • That high-quality education creates lifelong, enthusiastic learners. 
  • The role of the teacher is to foster a learning environment that is safe, secure, and supportive of each individual child.
  • That principals are responsible for creating, nurturing, and maintaining a healthy and productive learning environment.
  • That children deserve an equal chance to learn without being prejudged.
  • That parents and community members contribute to a child’s achievement and success in school and later in life.
  • That knowledge for children is acquired by hands-on learning opportunities that serve the whole child.  
  • That Y.I.E.S. exemplifies Young Confident Scholars!

I am delighted to be a part of Ypsilanti Community Schools.  I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to work with dynamic leaders and highly qualified staff at Ypsilanti International Elementary School (Y.I.E.S.). 

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan working with children and families has always been my passion; with over 25 years of experience in education, family, and community services I have a broad background in education and mental health as a teacher, counselor, early childhood program administrator, interim county director, and elementary school principal. 

I hold a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Michigan State University, a Master of Science Degree in Family and Community Services from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Michigan State University. I am a certified Michigan K-12 Administrator through Eastern Michigan University College of Education. 

I am married to my loving husband Attorney Omar Sheriff.  We share three wonderful children Danny, Jacob, and Kennedy.  When work commitments are met, I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends, giving back to the community, learning new things, laughing, listening to music, and traveling.

Special Services Offered in Building:
Ypsilanti International Elementary School (YIES)
is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) authorized school. www.ibo.org

What is an IB PYP School?
The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) is a curriculum framework designed for students 3 to 12 years of age.   It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer; both in the classroom, and in the world outside. 

At YIES we offer:

  • K through 12th Grade Continuum Model (PYP at YIES, MYP at WIMA, & DP at WIHI) for the International Baccalaureate Program
  • Kindergarten through 5th Grade program option
  • Spanish classes starting in Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Unified Arts for all grade levels: Music, P.E., Art, Spanish, and Science
  • Kids Clubs: Lego , YMCA, EMU Bright Futures, and more!
  • YMCA-Ann Arbor Before and After School program on site 
  • A full range of Special Education Services in the least restrictive environment including, speech, physical, and occupational therapy, social worker, literacy intervention specialist; and school nurse. 
  • Family and Community Environment
  • Loving, Caring, and Highly Qualified Staff

Class Size Averages 

  • Young 5’s, 20:1
  • Kindergarten, 20:1
  • 1st Grade, 25:1
  • 2nd Grade, 25:1
  • 3rd Grade, 25:1
  • 4th Grade, 25:1
  • 5th Grade, 28:1

Additional support staff are in classrooms (assignments vary per classroom); including Foster Grandparents, Paraprofessionals, and Student Teachers/Interns. 


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 25
  • Support Staff: 20
  • Administrators: 1

School Communication

Middle School

Ypsilanti Community Middle School

510 Emerick
Ypsilanti, MI. 48198

Principal, Turquoise Neal
Assistant Principal, Jeanina Harris

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Special Education
    • 6th & 7th-grade support
    • Resource Room
    • Self-Contained classrooms        
      • Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • Cognitively Impaired
  • Speech Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Homebound services
  • School Social Workers
  • School Nurse
  • Learning Specialists
  • UM RAHS health clinic

Ypsi Grizzlies


Class Size Averages

  • Middle School: 30


  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 30
  • Support Staff: 24
  • Administrators: 3

School Communication

High Schools

Ypsilanti Community High School

2095 Packard Rd
Ypsilanti, MI. 48197

Principal, Dr. Chelsea Harris-Hugan

Dr. Chelsea Harris-Hugan, has been in education for over 20 years. Her years of experience as an educator spans from preschool to high school. In addition to her role as an educator, she is a mom of three adult children and a wife of 28 years. She enjoys spending time with family and most water sport activities. 

She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University, her Master’s Degree from Wayne State University, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from North Central State University in Arizona. She is a lifelong learner with a passion for nurturing and educating children as well as young adults.

This year will mark her 23rd year in education. She has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, curriculum coordinator, curriculum director K-12, and early childhood director. She was the principal of the largest elementary school in the Oak Park School District. She has served communities that were under-resourced in Detroit, Michigan, as well as schools with greater resources in Plymouth-Canton, Michigan.

Her work as a principal has been the most fulfilling. This life’s calling allows her the continued opportunity to work collaboratively with teachers daily while remaining connected to students’ learning and growing.

She is a firm believer that every child can succeed and that positive nurturing relationships between students and staff builds self-assurance in students to use their intellect, to shape their future and the future of their community and the nation. 

Special Services Offered in the High School Building

  • Bright Futures, EMU partner
  • Communities In Schools Program
  • CTE Classes offered through YCS and Washtenaw Community College
  • Dual Enrollment at Washtenaw Community College
  • General Education
  • Homebound services
  • Learning Specialists
  • Math and ELA support classes
  • Mentor To Youth, EMU partner
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Restorative Justice, Restorative Practices
  • Robotics Team - State Champions, National Qualifier
  • Self Contained classrooms
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Cognitively Impaired
    • Emotionally Impaired
  • School Nurse
  • School Social Workers
  • Senior car giveaway at graduation
  • Speech Therapy
  • UM, RAHS Health Clinic
  • Upward Bound, EMU partner
  • YCS@Work - community internships for our upperclass student Grizzlies

Class Size Averages

  • High School: 26


  • Administrators: 4
  • Dean: 1
  • Counselors: 3
  • College Advisor: 1
  • Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent): 62
  • Support Staff: 31

Current Electives Offered

  • African American Literature, Art, Band, Choir, CTE: Auto, Culinary and Nursing, Drama, Engineering, Health, Physical Education, Social Justice, Speech, and Debate, YCS@Work

Current Sports Offered

  • Fall: football, boys soccer, boys tennis, girls swimming, sideline cheer, volleyball
  • Winter: boys and girls basketball, boys and girls bowling, boys swimming, wrestling
  • Spring: boys and girls track and field, baseball, softball, girls soccer, boys golf

School Communication


YCHS Freshman Academy 

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Ypsilanti STEMM Middle College

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ACCE - Achieving Career & College Education

1076 Ecorse Rd. 
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Principal: Charles A. Davis Jr. 

Special Services Offered in Building

  • General Education
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Smaller Class Sizes (12:1)
  • Restorative Practices
  • Speech Therapy
  • Virtual Program
  • School Social Workers

Mascot: Grizzlies

Class Size Averages

  • 12


  • Teachers: 9
  • Teacher Consultants: 2
  • Support Staff: 7
  • Administrators: 1

School Communication

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