On the retirement of long-time Athletic Director Luis Macedo on June 30th, Jessica Gould will take the helm of HHS Athletics. After a nation-wide search, Principal Brian Reagan, made his selection from three qualified finalists identified by the Search Screening Committee. I am pleased to announce her appointment effective July 1, 2014. I am certain that Jessica is the right match for Hudson and this important position.
Press Release by Hudson High School
*** For Immediate Release – March 26, 2014 ***
Statement by Brian Reagan, Hudson High School Principal
Jessica Gould has been appointed as the next Athletic Director of Hudson High School effective July 1, 2014. Currently the Athletic Director of Newbury College in Brookline, MA, Ms. Gould has demonstrated exceptional program leadership at Newbury and in her previous positions as Assistant Athletic Director at Regis College and Assistant Vice President for Sports Management for Special Olympics of Massachusetts. I believe that Ms. Gould possesses the skills and experience necessary to build upon the fine tradition that has become Hudson High School Athletics and to bring the program to the next level.
The search to replace retiring Athletic Director Luis Macedo was thorough, rigorous, and inclusive. There was a high level of participation among parents, students, staff, and the general community. An eleven member screening committee comprised of administrators, teacher/coaches, students, parents, and a school committee representative culled a field of over 120 applicants down to 9 semifinalists. The committee interviewed semifinalists and reduced the pool to three finalists: Jessica Gould, Jeffrey Wood, and Ted Zawada.
Each finalists spent several hours at Hudson High School where they met with students, staff members, and the administrative team. Each candidate participated in an evening community forum. I interviewed each candidate in depth. Written feedback was gathered at each interview and forum and thorough reference checking was completed.
Each finalist was outstanding in many ways and each would be more than capable of leading our athletic program. I selected Jessica Gould because of her demonstrated experience as a leader, visionary and change agent. Her philosophy and values align closely with those of Hudson High School.