In a career that spanned 31 years with Osseo Area Schools, Suzette Erickson left an indelible mark on Park Brook and Crest View elementary schools and had a far-reaching impact on the Brooklyn Park community. In recognition of her legacy, Brooklyn Park Mayor Jeffrey Lunde proclaimed July 24, 2017, as “Suzette Erickson Day” throughout the city.
In his remarks at the Brooklyn Park City Council meeting on July 24, Lunde highlighted Erickson’s vast contributions to both the district and the city. From hosting National Night Out events at Crest View to playing an integral role in the development and implementation of Brooklyn Park’s Family Reunification Plan and Center, Lunde noted how Erickson has touched the lives of thousands of children during her storied career in public education.
Erickson said the ability to serve families and the community was a special experience.
“I’d just like to say what an honor and a privilege it has been for me to serve the Brooklyn Park community,” she said. “The community collaboration is what is so important to help meet the needs of students and their families, and I’ve been honored to be able to do that.”
Erickson taught at Park Brook Elementary for 16 years before serving as principal at Crest View Elementary for 15 years. She retired on June 28.