Getting to Know You

Learn about new staff who recently joined the Bluehawk team!

 

Juan ContrerasJuan Contreras, AIS Math Teacher
Mr. Juan Contreras is a new teacher at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School who provides additional math instruction for students. He often works with students in small groups, but he also assists teachers with math lessons in their classrooms.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mr. Contreras >>

 



Jordan ChurchJordan Church, Art Teacher
Mrs. Jordan Church is a new elementary Art teacher. She loves spending time outdoors and helping children tap into their creativity.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Church >>

 

 

 

 



Emma ChalmersEmma Chalmers, Special Education Literacy Specialist
Ms. Emma Chalmers is a new Literacy Specialist at the elementary level. Before coming to Hudson she taught third grade, but now she enjoys working with students in grades K-5 to develop their reading skills.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Chalmers >>

 

 

 


Anna WheelerAnna Wheeler, English Teacher
Ms. Anna Wheeler is a new English teacher at Hudson Junior High School. She enjoys helping students develop their writing skills and exploring the greater Hudson Valley area.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Wheeler >>

 

 

 


Susan VoellmSusan Voellm, AIS Math Teacher
Mrs. Susan Voellm is a new teacher at Hudson Junior High School.

She is a Math teacher who provides academic intervention services (AIS) for 6th grade students.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Voellm >>

 

 

 




Samantha MosesSamantha Moses, STEAM Teacher
Ms. Samantha Moses is a new teacher at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School. She teaches STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) for Grades 3-5.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Moses >>

 

 




Renee MaroisRenee Marois, Grade 2 Teacher
Ms. Renee Marois (pronounced "ma-roy") is a new teacher at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School.

Ms. Marois said she always knew she wanted to be a teacher and considers herself lucky to be able to do what she loves every day.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Marois >>

 




Sierra BurtSierra Burt, STEAM Teacher
Mrs. Sierra Burt is a new sixth-grade teacher at Hudson Junior High School.

Mrs. Burt teaches STEAM, which adds art and design to STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and math).

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Burt >>

 

 

 


Lisa RuudLisa Ruud, Associate Principal
Ms. Lisa Ruud is the newest Associate Principal at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School (MCSES).

She joined the team of Bluehawk administrators in August 2018 and is looking forward to supporting a collaborative learning environment that includes teachers and students, as well as members of the Hudson community.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Ruud >>

 

 


Getting to Know You (2017-18)

James MortJames Mort, English as a New Language (ENL)
Mr. James Mort is a new ENL (English as a New Language) teacher at Hudson Junior/Senior High School. After working closer to New York City, he's happy to be back upstate and says that Hudson is quickly becoming his favorite school district.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mr. Mort >>


 


Mr. RobertsKyle Roberts, Health Education
Mr. Kyle Roberts is a new Health Education teacher at Hudson Senior High School. He said the highlight of his job is helping students make "real-world" connections between course materials and their lives outside of school.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mr. Roberts >>

 





Rebecca StewartRebecca Stewart, Special Education
Mrs. Rebecca Stewart is a new Special Education teacher at M.C. Smith Intermediate School. She keeps busy both in and out of school, and so far she really likes the feel of the Hudson community.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Stewart >>




Brian HoolihanBrian Hoolihan, Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Brian Hoolihan is a new Social Studies teacher at Hudson Junior High School. He started in September 2017 and he enjoys the energy that his students bring to class every day.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mr. Hoolihan >>

 

 


Megan SullivanMegan Sullivan, Grade 5 Teacher
Mrs. Megan Sullivan is a new fifth grade teacher at M.C. Smith Intermediate School. She has lived in Rhode Island, Indiana and New York, and now she is excited to be a member of the Bluehawk team!

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Sullivan >>

 



Mrs. Van TasselHope Van Tassel, Speech Language Pathologist
Mrs. Van Tassel is new to the district for the 2017-18 school year. She works at the John L. Edwards Primary School to identify and treat disorders related to speech, language and communication.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Van Tassel >>

 

 


Mrs. HolmesHeather Holmes (Feller), Grade 4 Teacher
Ms. Feller, who recently got married and will start going by "Mrs. Holmes" for the next school year, is an elementary teacher who returned to the Hudson City School District in September 2017.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Feller/Mrs. Holmes >>

 




Ms. Talma in front of international flag drawingsJennifer Talma, Spanish Teacher
Ms. Jennifer Talma is new to Hudson Senior High School for the 2017-18 school year. She teaches high school Spanish and serves as a co-advisor for the Multicultural Club.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Talma >>

 

 


Ms. Sabbatino at her deskAlyssa Sabbatino, Associate Principal
Ms. Alyssa Sabbatino joined us in August 2017 as the Associate Principal at Hudson Junior High School.

Here are a few things to help you get to know Ms. Sabbatino >>

 

 

 

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