Antonio Abitabile, Principal
Principal Abitabile grew up in Hudson and attended Hudson High School. He has served as Principal at Hudson High School since 2013, and as Acting Principal since 2012. He has also served as the Associate Principal for the High School, Intermediate School, and Junior High School. Principal Abitabile taught Math at Hudson High School for seven years, and at the Taconic Hills High School and the Catskill Jr./Sr. High School each for two years. He received his Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in Secondary Mathematics Education with a minor in Computer Applications, as well as his NYS Coaching Certificate. He has a Master’s degree from the College of St. Rose in Teacher Education, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Education Leadership from the College of St. Rose. He holds School Building Leader, School District Leader, and Permanent Math Education 7-12 certifications. His wife, Meghan, also attended the Hudson High School, and currently teaches Social Studies there. His two children, Gavin, 3, and Ellie, 5 months, can often be seen at various school functions.
Robert LaCasse, Associate Principal
Robert LaCasse serves as Associate Principal of Hudson Senior High School, where he earned his own high school diploma, and is a longtime employee of the district. Prior to serving as Associate Principal, Mr. LaCasse served as the high school’s Dean of Students. Previously, he taught Social Studies and Economics at the High School for ten years while coaching sports. He had taught Social Studies at Hudson Junior High School prior to this. Mr. LaCasse’s Bachelor’s degree is from SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies. His Master’s degree is from the College of St. Rose in Literacy Education, and he earned his School District Leader Certification through the College of St. Rose’s Institute for New Era Educational Leadership and Innovation Program. Mr. LaCasse’s wife Heather is a graduate of Hudson High School. They have a three-year-old son, Caleb, and they are expecting another child this year.