Meet the Principal

Ryan Johnson, Principal 

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 proud and excited to now be in his fifth year as principal of Estabrook!  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 18 years old and are in their first year of college. Noah, 14 and Luke, 12 also keep him busy.  Ryan’s wife of 22 years, Shannon, is a RN with the University of Michigan Hospital and they have lived in Brighton, Michigan for past 12 years.