Suttmeier announces retirement from HCSD
The Hudson School District Board of Education June 15, announced the retirement of Superintendent Maria L. Suttmeier, effective Dec. 31. Suttmeier's letter of resignation was formally accepted by the board during its meeting on June 15. Suttmeier has been employed by the district for 23 years. She formerly served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Principal of Montgomery C. Smith Middle School and coordinated Title V programs which included instruction in Character Education and after-school programming. The board credited Suttmeier with various accomplishments during her tenure, including the improved academic performance of district students; establishing a stable financial foundation to remove the district from the state’s “Fiscally Stressed” list; raising the district graduation rate to 80 percent; increasing graduation rates for Students with Disabilities and black students; winning the approval of a capital improvement project with academic, athletic and operational priorities; and, the expansion of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival. According to the board, the search for Suttmeier's replacement will begin this summer. "We will continue to keep the HCSD community up-to-date on the progress of our school’s leadership transition and look forward to continuing to work together to usher in the next era of Hudson education," the board stated. Read more at HudsonCSD [dot] org.