John L. Edwards Administration

Steven Spicer, Principal

Steven Spicer

Principal Spicer has worked in the Hudson City School District since 2002. He began his career in education as a Fifth and Sixth Grade Teacher in the Bushwick and Bedford Stuyvesant sections of Brooklyn. He taught for 15 years at the Poughkeepsie Middle School. In 2002, Mr. Spicer was appointed Associate Principal at Hudson High School. Three years later, Mr. Spicer became Columbia County’s first African American High School Principal, serving Hudson Senior High School. In 2011, he became the Principal of John L. Edwards Primary School. Principal Spicer was born in the Marlboro Housing Project near Coney Island in Brooklyn, NY. He attended Our Lady of Solace Catholic School and John Dewey High School. Principal Spicer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications, as well as a Master’s degree in Education from SUNY New Paltz, as well as School District Administrator certification from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Mr. Spicer is married to Debra Gillman-Spicer, a mechanical engineer and a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Mr. Spicer is known by the community as a strong supporter of our children in and out of the school system. His favorite saying is “No one of us is as smart as all of us,” and he strives to reach solutions collaboratively, giving an ear to anyone for the good of everyone.