Erickson School Profile

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: 1
    • Principal- Kelly Mickel

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