Hudson loses biz administrator and gets a new one

HUDSON–Hudson City School District Business Administrator Sharifa Carbon is leaving to become assistant superintendent for business of the New Paltz school district. She announced her new job at the January 7 meeting of the Hudson City School Board.

Ms. Carbon’s replacement, effective February 10, will be Jesse Boehme, business administrator of the Germantown Central School District. This leaves Germantown looking for a new business administrator for schools.

Ms. Carbon has been business administrator for the Hudson City School District (HCSD) for four years. Her departure is the fifth mid-year turnover in a major administrative position in the Hudson City School District. The Hudson District staff is “talented. They’re being recruited,” district Superintendent Maria L. Suttmeier said in November.

The other major turnovers have been: High School Principal Antonio Abitabile, leaving to become superintendent of the Lansingburgh Central School District and replaced by HCSD administrator Robert LaCasse; Mr. LaCasse was replaced as high school associate principal by William Wood; Junior High Associate Principal Alyssa Sabbatino leaving to become coordinator for school improvement in Mechanicville and her tasks have been taken over by new Dean Shawn Briscoe; and Elementary School Associate Principal Lisa Ruud leaving for the Hoosick Valley School District and replaced by Amanda Klopott.

Mr. Boehme and Ms. Klopott attended the January 7 School Board meeting and thanked the Board for giving them an opportunity to work for the HCSD. Ms. Klopott said what attracted her to the Hudson City School District was the diversity of the students, the focus of the School Board on specific goals, and the opportunity to encourage support frameworks for the students among their families and communities.

Mr. Boehme said his goal was to continue Ms. Carbon’s good work. When a Board member told Ms. Carbon he would miss her, she replied that with Mr. Boehme, “You’re in good hands.”

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