Hudson High School News

Principal Abitabile named Principal of the Year

Principal AbitabileHudson High School Principal Antonio Abitabile was chosen as Administrator of the Year for the Capital Region. Chuck Smith, president of the Empire State School Administrators Association (ESSAA), Capital Area chapter, presented Principal Abitabile with his award at the June 8 Board of Education meeting. The award was formally announced at the ESSAA’s awards ceremony on May 29.

Smith’s award speech discussed Principal Abitabile’s incredible success as a teacher, associate principal, and now as a principal, but most importantly, always as a “lifelong learner.” In his current role, Principal Abitabile has adjusted the master schedule to better meet student needs, significantly improved the use of technology in the classroom, and served as a role model for countless students.

“The district is pleased to have another administrator recognized for the leadership they are providing to improve the education experience for all students along the pathway to Destination Graduation,” says Superintendent Maria Suttmeier.

"I am humbled and honored to have been selected as Administrator of the Year for the Capital Region,” said Principal Abitabile. “This is the second time in as many years that a HCSD Administrator has been selected and it speaks well for the growth our district has seen in the past few years. Hudson High School has demonstrated dramatic improvements recently and I just happen to be lucky enough to be leading a team of staff and students who are invested in the vision of the Hudson City School District.”

Thank you, Principal Abitabile, for your service to our district, and congratulations on your achievement!