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From the Principal:

Dear Eisenhower Parents and Guardians,

 On May 16, 2022, I was appointed high school principal in Utica Community Schools by the Board of Education. It was with great pleasure that superintendent of schools, Mr. Robert Monroe, announced I will be principal at Eisenhower High School effective July 1, 2022. 


For the past 19 years, I have been a principal in Utica Community Schools starting at Ebeling Elementary, then moving to Eppler Jr. High, and finally, for the last 7 years, at Malow Jr. High.  Having the opportunity to continue my career at Eisenhower with you and your children, helping prepare them for their post-secondary futures, is exactly where I want to be.


On a personal level, my wife, Marchon, also works in the district and is a Literacy Consultant at Crissman Elementary. In addition, I have two children, Kyle and Lauren. Kyle is a UCS graduate and attends Michigan State University, and Lauren will graduate from UCS in a few weeks then join Kyle in the fall as a Spartan. As you can see, my family and I are strongly invested in Utica Community Schools.


One of the most important aspects of my role as principal of Eisenhower High School will be to build solid connections with students, families, and staff.  I have been successful in nurturing such relationships throughout my career and look forward to continuing to do so in the future. Eisenhower is a place where strong connections between home and school already exist. Staff members are committed to preparing students for the challenges that exist during their high school years and beyond. I look forward to working with the Eisenhower community to ensure high success in academics while continuing to provide a safe and secure environment.


Over the next few weeks, I will be planning scheduling transition meetings with Mr. Jared McEvoy and the Eisenhower staff to foster a smooth transition. As I mentioned earlier, I believe communication is extremely important, and as I become acclimated and decisions are made, I will be sending updates via email to all of you.

 I eagerly anticipate meeting the students and look forward to working with you as we build a strong partnership to enhance the educational environment of our students. Until then, please enjoy the remainder of the school year and have a safe and enjoyable summer.


Brandon Manzella

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UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.