HUDSON—The big news from the Hudson City School District (HCSD) Board of Education meeting June 15 was the upcoming retirement of Superintendent Maria L. Suttmeier effective January 2, 2022 (see “Hudson’s Suttmeier announces retirement,” June 17 issue). But the meeting also included teacher recognition, facilities updates and preparations for the new school year.
The board last week announced tenure, effective in September, for nine faculty and staff: Laura Backlund, English as a New Language; Thomas Giosa, Music; Brian Hoolihan, Social Studies; Joanne Lanuto, psychologist; Anna Oleson-Wheeler, elementary teacher; Kyle Roberts, Health; Megan Sullivan, elementary teacher; Hope VanTassel, speech teacher; Nichole Wordon, elementary teacher.
Most of those granted tenure have been with the Hudson City School District four years.
“I’ve really enjoyed working here,” said Mr. Giosa, who added that he looks forward to more years.
“It’s been a pleasure, I’m really proud,” said Ms. Lanuto.
Mr. Roberts said the last few years “flew by. Every year has been enjoyable.” Read more…