Hi! I'm Ms. Erickson!

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Jessica Erickson (she/her)

Hello! My name is Ms. Erickson, and I am so excited to be teaching here at Hazel Park Preparatory Acaedemy! I graduated from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD, with a degree in Secondary and Music Education with a license to teach vocal, instrumental, and classroom music. Throughout my career I have taught classroom and vocal music to every grade level PreK-12. I started at HPPA in 2021 teaching music to our students in the PYP program and have enjoyed working with our wonderful scholars!

Music and performing was always a part of my education. I have been a member of marching band, concert bands, pep bands, and jazz bands from the 5th grade until I graduated from college. I started playing piano in 2nd grade, clarinet in 5th grade, tenor saxophone in 9th grade. I have sung in different choirs from middle school all the way through college and am currently a member of the Cathedral Choir at the Cathedral of Saint Paul. I have also performed in a number of musicals starting in elementary school.

I live in the Hamline Midway neighborhood in Saint Paul with my husband, daughter, and three cats. We spend a lot of family time reading books and watching movies when we're not going to the zoo, playing at the park, or traveling to visit family.