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Posted on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 11:37 a.m.

Ypsilanti schools names Ford Early Learning Center principal

By Danielle Arndt

Ypsilanti Community Schools selected a new leader for the Ford Early Learning and Family Center.


Micki Berg

Courtesy of the WISD

Micki Berg, a principal in Sand Creek Community Schools, will join the newly formed school district for its first year of classes this September. Ypsilanti Community Schools, the byproduct of consolidating Ypsilanti Public Schools and Willow Run Community Schools, officially launched July 1.

Berg is an Eastern Michigan University graduate. She holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education, a master's in early childhood education and a specialist degree in educational leadership, according to a news release from YCS officials announcing her hiring.

Berg has nearly two decades of experience in early childhood education, both as a teacher and an administrator. She taught second grade at a private school in Detroit before teaching in Napoleon, Mich., for 14 years. She has been the principal at Ruth McGregor Elementary School in Sand Creek for the past four years.

YCS Associate Superintendent Laura Lisiscki said in a news release the unified district is "fortunate" to have someone of Berg's caliber overseeing the early learning program at Ford ELC, located at 2440 Clark Road.

"I've already met parents, staff and colleagues who have made me feel very welcome," Berg said. "The professional and collegial environment has been phenomenal."

Danielle Arndt covers K-12 education for Follow her on Twitter @DanielleArndt or email her at



Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 4:28 p.m.

Ypsilanti schools names Ford Early Learning Center principal It has been many years since I have attended any school, but it seems to me that a school names a principal and the schools name a principal. If I am wrong, I apologize, if I am right, maybe the new principal can also proof read the Ann Arbor .com articles. Good luck to the new school principal, Those young kids are beautiful and can sure use your guidance.

Linda Peck

Mon, Jul 15, 2013 : 6:07 p.m.

Micki Berg looks like a great pick for the new principal at Ford ELC. It is good to read about her extensive experience and see the nice picture of her. Thank you. I wish her and the school all kinds of success!