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Jennifer Haase
UCS Graduate
Past Member of the Michigan House of Representatives
Current Trustee for Macomb Community College



My story with Utica Community Schools began in the kindergarten room at Graebner Elementary. My family moved after my elementary years, and I attended Malow Junior High School and graduated from Eisenhower High School. After college, I taught elementary school for ten years before being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives. I am now a mom with two small children. Recently, I was fortunate to be elected to the Board of Trustees of Macomb Community College where I feel privileged to be serving the public with a focus on my passion - education.

I am very proud of my Utica Community Schools roots. I don't think there is just one thing that makes Utica Community Schools unique. It is the people that make such a difference in the district. It is clear that UCS has a staff that loves children and their work. I also think Utica Community Schools offers students a variety of coursework. My life was changed by my experiences in Utica Community Schools. I was part of a Strive program, which opened my eyes to many different careers.

I have had the opportunity as an adult to recommend Utica Community Schools to families seeking quality education. Recently, our pastor was moving and she knew I was both a graduate and an educator. I assured her that her children would be the happiest in UCS and their needs were going to be met in the best way. It is a special thing for children to be a part of this district.

Utica Community Schools Board of Education

Dr. Carol Klenow, President / Gene L. Klida, Vice President / Michele Templeton, Secretary / Dr. Robert A. Ross, Treasurer
Jennifer L. Prybys, Trustee / Ken Krolczyk, Trustee / Dr. Mary K. Thomas, Trustee
Dr. Christine Johns, Superintendent of Schools
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