Major personnel changes coming to Hudson school district
Jeanette Wolfberg is reporting for The Columbia Paper the Hudson City School District Board of Education is anticipating several vacancies during the next two months — a new board president, a new superintendent, a new high school associate principal, and a new board clerk. Current board President Carrie Otty will resign, effective January 18, and her successor will likely be someone already serving. Her exit will leave the board short one member. The board is asking that anyone who wants to fill the vacancy to submit a letter of interest to the board clerk by December 16. Otty is a long-time board member, having filled a seat for more than 10 years. She was appointed in November 2011, to fill the vacancy created by the death of her husband, Jeffrey. He succumbed to illness that year, three months after he was elected board president. Otty was chosen president by her fellow board members in July 2015. District Superintendent Maria L. Suttmeier will retire in early January. Board member Mark DePace reported there were 19 applicants for the district's top spot. Eight of the 19 were selected to be interviewed during the week of November 15. DePace said the final decision is anticipated around December 6. And William Wood, an associate principal at Hudson High School, has resigned, effective December 3. He was hired as principal of Questar III BOCES’ Columbia Greene Education Center in Greenport. The November 16, board meeting was Leslie Coons’ last as board clerk. She has served as clerk of the board for six years. She will continue to serve the district as secretary to the business administrator. Read the full story in The Columbia Paper.