Another HSD administrator resigns
Hudson School District's Director of Student Services, Cory McIntyre, submitted his letter of resignation on May 16. McIntyre has been recruited for the position of Director of Special Services with Independent School District 622 which serves North St. Paul, Maplewood, and Oakdale in Minnesota. He has been in Hudson since July 2009. This is the third Hudson School District administrator this school year to be recruited by another school district.
In a letter to the Board of Education McIntyre wrote, "Although I was not looking for a new position, I was recruited to this leadership opportunity in ISD 622. I have been offered an opportunity to provide district leadership in a larger urban district which will include redesigning the way special services are provided for which I have a passion. It will also afford me greater opportunity to develop my long term career aspirations in Minnesota, where I currently reside. In addition, the compensation package is significant enough to be another major factor in my decision to resign from Hudson, which I believe is in the best interest of me and my young family."
In response to McIntyre's resignation, Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten wrote, "We thank Mr. McIntyre for his leadership, passion, and commitment to serving all Hudson students. During his tenure, special education referrals went down 31 percent and special education placements went down 40 percent. This translates to more students learning at higher levels."
McIntyre will remain with the district through June 30. The position has been posted with the goal of having a new director approved by the school board at their July meeting. The administration is working on the selection process now.
Bowen-Eggebraaten noted that the upcoming school year will be a period of leadership transition as the district adds four new administrators to Hudson to replace the three recruited by other districts and District Deputy Director Nancy Sweet who will be retiring. "Focus will be on rebuilding system-wide leadership capacity while also capitalizing on the enthusiasm, energy, and ideas from the new administrators. The Hudson Schools' traditions of success to support each student learning at high levels and to advance the strategic vision HSD 2025 remain over-arching goals. The district is fortunate to have a talented veteran team of administrators and teacher leaders to provide support to the new administrators as they transition into the Hudson Schools."