Meet the new assistant principals

Ian MacCormackThe Hudson City School District has two new assistant principals. Ian MacCormack serves the Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School, as well as the Hudson Junior High School. Mr. MacCormack is originally from Catskill, NY. Prior to coming to Hudson, Mr. MacCormack taught at Sinclair Elementary School in the Prince William County Public School District, where he was a fifth-grade teacher for three years and an instructional technology coach for four years. When he lived in Catskill, he was a long-term sub at Catskill Elementary School. Mr. MacCormack's Bachelors degree is from SUNY Plattsburgh in Childhood Education 1-6, and his first Masters degree is from the University at Albany in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Development. He also pursued an advanced degree in History. His most recent Masters is from George Mason University in Educational Leadership. He has been married to his wife Trish for five years, and they have two children--Madison, three years old, and Olivia, four months old. Mr. MacCormack is very happy to join the Bluehawk team, and is looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year.

Robert LaCasseRobert LaCasse serves the Hudson Senior High School, where he earned his own high school diploma, and is a longtime employee of the district. Prior to serving as assistant 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 in the 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 first 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. Roses’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.

The Hudson City School District also welcomes: Carissa Joy (ESL teacher, HSHS), Leah Phillips (Music teacher, MCSIS), Anna McCloskey (speech pathologist, MCSIS), Mary White-Schlenker, Speech pathologist, JLE), Laura Bender (Social Studies teacher, HSHS), David Taylor (Social Studies Teacher, HJHS), Christina Cranna (school social worker, MCSIS), Kimberly Lockman (Special Education teacher, HSHS), Joseph Mazzone (Special Education teacher, HSHS), Michelle Casazza (Special Education teacher, HSHS), Sarah Parsons (Speech therapist, part time, JLE), Christina Van Slyke (Special Education teacher, part time, JLE), and Michelle Adamo (speech therapist, part time, HJSHS).