McEvoy moves on

Principal Jared McEvoy gets new job


Sitting at his desk, principal Jared McEvoy keeps himself busy after getting a new job position. “I was thinking about it last night actually, how just these five years have gone so quickly,” he said. McEvoy’s official last day as principal is July 1st.

Lauren Devereux, Co-Editor-in-Chief

After five years as the principal, principal Jared McEvoy announces his new position and last day at Eisenhower.

“The people in this building and in this community are incredible. I love coming to work every day and working with the staff and the students. It’s just an amazing place to work. You know, over a period of five days I would never be able to pick one memory that stands out the most. There’s been so many great ones, but it’s all about the people. That’s what it’s always about,” McEvoy said. 

McEvoy currently divides his time between Eisenhower and the Utica Community Schools (UCS) board office, but April 18th, he was appointed to the position of Director of Employee Services. The position officially begins July 1st, 2022, so McEvoy will finish the school year off as principal. 

“So, the analogy or how I like to explain it as building principal is I get to support our staff doing the great work that they do with our Eisenhower students, right, as Director of Employee Services. Now that umbrella just kind of expands a little so it’s not just Eisenhower,” he said. “I get to support the entire district and the buildings do the great work that they do to support student learning. It’s got a Human Resources focus, so the staff focus and that’s really kind of what excites me. I can maybe have a little bit of a bigger impact on UCS. I’m looking forward to kind of expanding the work that I do for UCS.”

As of April 2022, a decision has not been made to who will take over as principal for the next school year, according to McEvoy. 

McEvoy plans to attend school activities when possible to stay involved in the community. 

“I’m really excited to take on this new opportunity and the Board Office in this new position. But I went into education because I love working with kids so it’s going to be a shift there. I’m not going to be reporting to a school building every single day and seeing [students] every single day, which is going to be a change for me so that makes me a little sad,” McEvoy said. “But I’m also excited by the new opportunity and the new challenge. So a little bit of mixed emotions with the transition.”