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Love resigns as HHS principal

HHS Principal Laura Love

On Monday afternoon, Hudson High School Principal Laura Love announced her resignation effective June 30, pending school board approval. Love has accepted a new administrative position with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District as the Director of Teaching and Learning at the Secondary Level. She will be involved in many of the same initiatives she has been part of at HHS. She has been in Hudson three years.

In a letter to HHS parents, Love wrote, "It is important for you to know that HSD 2025 is a tremendous vision and one I believe excites educational leaders. I feel privileged to have worked with and learned from the leadership of Ms. Bowen-Eggebraaten and other district administrators. The teachers and the administrative team I have worked with at Hudson High School have been tremendous. In addition, High School Learning for the Future (HSLF) is inspiring to the leaders in the building - teacher leaders, administrators, and other staff leaders. Hudson High School is already a very good school, and HSLF, with staff, parent, and community support will make it a great school!"

In her letter of resignation Love said that while the job offer from Middleton-Cross Plains was her primary reason for resigning, she has been impacted by illegitimate criticism by some in the public.

"While I appreciate all of the private support I have received, an imbalance with the negative public criticism has played a part in my decision to leave Hudson."

Love said she hopes that the Hudson community will step forward with more vocal and public support for the incredible work being accomplished in the district to improve student learning.

In response to the resignation, Superintendent Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten stated in a press release, "Ms. Love's departure is a significant loss for Hudson High School. Her leadership over three years has contributed to more students challenging themselves at higher levels and the expansion of student engagement, service, and leadership opportunities. Through collaboration with staff leaders, she has advanced High School Learning for the Future initiatives and SMART Goals that better support student success both in high school and beyond graduation. Middleton-Cross Plains is extremely fortunate to have Ms. Love join their district office administrative team."

District administration has begun discussions about selecting a new principal. As part of the new leadership transition, Systems Improvement Director Dave Grambow will be at the Hudson High School part-time supporting administration and staff.

Meg Heaton

Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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