He will take over as the fourth permanent head of the private elementary school on July 1, 2011, the school announced Oct. 13. Mr. Erickson will succeed Michael Eanes, the current interim head of school.
A total of 276 students are enrolled at Phillips Brooks, a co-educational school for grades pre-kindergarten through 5. It is located at 2245 Avy Ave. in Menlo Park.
Prior to his post at National Cathedral School, Mr. Erickson served nine years on the staff at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, including as head of the Humanities Division and chaplain.
Mr. Erickson received a bachelor's degree in music from Chicago's North Park University in 1989. He has a doctorate in theology from Uppsala University in Sweden, a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, and an Aspiring Heads Fellowship from the National Association of Independent Schools.
"Scott fully embodies the PBS mission and core values," said Ken Lawler, chair of the board of trustees, in the written announcement.