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From the Principal:

Dear Malow Junior High School Community,

I hope this letter finds you enjoying summer and looking forward to the 2022-23 school year.

My name is Kim Hodsdon and I will be the new principal at Malow Junior High School. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the team and the legacy of excellence here at Malow.

Please allow me to share information about my personal and professional background. I am a graduate of Troy High School. I obtained my undergraduate and master’s degrees from Michigan State University, and I completed my Education Specialist in Leadership from Oakland University. I began my teaching career 23 years ago in Utica Community Schools at Utica High School where I taught English and Spanish for 17 years. I also served as the Activities Director and Student Council Adviser for my last 9 years there. For the past 6 years I have had the good fortune to serve two great UCS communities as an associate principal, first at Stevenson High School, and for the past five years, Eisenhower High School.

I have been married to my husband Rich for 24 years and we are the proud parents of two children (Julia - 19 and Caleb - 12).

I am incredibly excited to start the 2022-23 school year and to get to know everyone here at Malow. I feel very fortunate to get the opportunity to continue to work in the same community I have gotten to know and love over the past 5 years.

I look forward to meeting you and working together as partners in education. Until then, have a safe and enjoyable summer.



Kim Hodsdon

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Our Mission

The Malow Junior High School community is committed to providing a positive environment, which encourages and inspires students to develop life-long learning skills that will allow them to live and work effectively and appreciate diversity as they strive for excellence in an ever-changing global society.

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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.