Welcome to Erie Elementary School!

My name is Mark Johnson and I am the Principal at Erie Elementary.  I have been serving the Chippewa Valley community since 2005 at the elementary and secondary levels.  Over the past 17 years I have been a third grade teacher at Miami Elementary, and have worked as part of the administrative teams at Iroquois Middle School, Wyandot Middle School, Shawnee Elementary, Cheyenne Elementary, and now Erie Elementary.

Like you, my children attend Chippewa Valley Schools.  My wonderful wife is a Kindergarten/Interventionist teacher at Miami Elementary. My son attends Miami Elementary, and I have two daughters who attend Chippewa Valley High School.

As an administrator I believe in building positive relationships between the school and community.  My goal as Erie's Principal is to be an educational resource for staff, students, and parents.  At the core of every successful educational experience is a team of parents, educators, and students working together to make learning meaningful and engaging.  Erie offers many programs for students and families to be involved in.  Take advantage of the great events the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) coordinates and bring the whole family! 

Our goal at Erie is to ensure the safety of all students and staff every day.  Chippewa Valley Schools has put into place security measures for all buildings.

All school doors will be locked while students are in session (8:30 AM - 3:14 PM). Visitors may enter through the Main North doors only.  All other doors will remain locked. Doors will be open for student arrival and dismissal, and day/evening programs.

At the Main Entrance, all visitors MUST press the Office button for access to the Office.  Please look directly into the camera and provide your name, name of your student and teacher’s name for our employees monitoring the camera.  Please present your identification to our Office staff or in the case of SACC, our Child Care staff.

The weather will begin to cool off as Fall gets into full swing.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Students will continue to line up outside of the building, during morning arrival, except during inclement weather.

As part of our Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) initiative, we will continue to work with the 7 Habits to build community and relationships within our building as well as helping to teach character education.  The 7 Habits foster relationships among staff and students.  We are very pleased with the positive impact this has on our Erie community as a whole!

I look forward to meeting our Erie community over the next few months. Welcome back Eagles!


Yours in education,

Mr. Johnson

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Mark Johnson

Erie Elementary
Phone: 586-723-5400