Search for new HHS principal beginsWith the retirement of River Crest principal Pat Hodges and Hudson High School principal Ed Lucas, Hudson School District administrators are gearing up to find replacements.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
With the retirement of River Crest principal Pat Hodges and Hudson High School principal Ed Lucas, Hudson School District administrators are gearing up to find replacements.
According to Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten, Hodges’ position has already been posted. Applicants will undergo a screening by the personnel office and potential candidates will be interviewed by a team that includes school administrators, staff and parents. The superintendent hopes to recommend a candidate at the March 9 school board meeting.
The job of replacing Lucas is a bit more involved, according to Bowen-Eggebraaten, specifically because of the size of the school and the scope of the job. The district has hired an outside consultant to recruit candidates in addition to those that will apply through the usual process.
The superintendent said they will conduct an online survey with HHS staff regarding what they would like to see in their principal. She will also meet with the HHS Student Council to get the students’ perspective. The public will also have the opportunity for input through the district’s Web site.
Candidates will be interviewed by several different teams including district administrators, the HHS associate principals, representatives of the school’s faculty and parents, students and community members. The superintendent said that the interview process for the finalists would likely take two days and that site visits to a candidate’s current workplace might also be conducted.
Bowen-Eggebraaten said she hopes to be able to recommend a candidate by the April Board of Education meeting.
For more information contact the superintendent’s office at (715) 377-3702 or go to www.hudson.k12.wi.us.