School Committee

School Committee Members

 Elizabeth Hallsworth School Committee Member Hudson Public Schools

Elizabeth Hallsworth
Term Expiration:  5/9/2019

Mrs. Hallsworth has a BS in both General Education and Special Education from the University of Vermont, a MS in Behavioral Education from Simmons College and was board certified as a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst).  She has over 20+ years of experience in educational settings including teaching, administration, staff training, program development and consulting.  Mrs. Hallsworth most recently worked as an Autism Specialist under the Massachusetts Exploring the Options for Children with Autism grant.  

Glenn Maston

Glenn A. Maston
Term Expiration:  5/10/2021
 Dr. Maston is currently a Senior Scientist at Athena Diagnostics, a division of Quest Diagnostics, where he analyzes patient genetic testing results. Prior to that he worked for ten years at University of Massachusetts Medical School, researching transcription regulation in human embryonic stem cells.  He earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in Anthropology from Harvard University.  Dr. Maston is serving in his second year with the School Committee and has two children in the Hudson Schools.  
Matthew McDowell, School Committee Member

Matthew S. McDowell
Term Expiration:  5/10/2021

Mr. McDowell is an experienced educator and is currently in his ninth year as Assistant Principal at McCarthy-Towne Elementary School in Acton, MA.  Prior to that, Mr. McDowell taught grades 2 and 5 for twelve years in Stow, MA. He also has experience with pre-school aged students and worked as a summer camp director. Mr. McDowell earned his B.A. from Hamilton College, his M.Ed. from the University of Hartford, and an advanced degree in Education Leadership and Management from Fitchburg University. He has been a resident of Hudson for almost 20 years and has two children in HPS.

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Nina L. A. Ryan
Term Expiration:  5/10/2021

Steven Smith School Committee member
Steven C. Smith
Vice Chairperson
Term Expiration:  5/9/2019

Mr. Smith grew up in Hudson and attended Hubert, Forest Ave, JFK, and graduated from Hudson High School.  He received a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Framingham State University and an MBA in Information Age Marketing from Bentley University.  Mr. Smith is currently employed at Boston Scientific as a manager of Digital Marketing Analytics. He also has past experience in direct marketing client services and marketing analytics in consumer electronics.  Mr. Smith has one son who attends one of Hudson’s elementary schools. 


Adam Tracy School Committee Member

 Adam R. Tracy
Term Expiration: 5/9/2020
Mr. Tracy is a longtime Hudson resident and graduate from the Hudson Public Schools. He is currently a Senior Sales Engineer at Advanced Safety Systems, and has background in special hazard fire protection technical sales, code development, product management and application engineering.  He holds a BS in Civil Engineering from WPI, an MS in Fire Protection Engineering from WPI, and an MBA from the UMass Isenberg School of Management.  Mr. Tracy was just elected to the Hudson School Committee and has two young children that will be entering the Hudson Schools soon. 

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Michele Tousignant Dufour
Term Expiration:  5/9/2020
Mrs. Tousignant Dufour has a background in Human Resources & Technical Training.  She has over 15 years of experience in the development and delivery of technical & soft skills training in the out-placement, HR, IT, and, publishing industries.  She holds a Master’s in Education from Lesley University and a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Emerson College.  Mrs. Tousignant Dufour is in her fifth year of service with the School Committee and has two children in the Hudson Schools.

Document:  School Committee Subcommittee Responsibilities

  • Budget - All Committee Members
  • Policy - Steve Smith, Liz Hallsworth, Matt McDowell
  • Strategic Goals - Glenn Maston, Adam Tracy, Liz Hallsworth
  • Superintendent's Evaluation - Glenn Maston, Nina Ryan, Adam Tracy

Negotiation Teams:
  • Teachers - Adam Tracy, Steve Smith
  • Paraeducators - Glenn Maston, Nina Ryan
  • Secretaries - Matt McDowell, Steve Smith
  • Custodians - Liz Hallsworth, Adam Tracy, Nina Ryan
School Councils:
  • High School - [vacant]
  • Middle School - Matt McDowell
  • Farley - Liz Hallsworth
  • Forest Avenue - Glenn Maston
  • Mulready - Nina Ryan
Other Responsibilities:
  • Teacher Sick Bank:  Nina Ryan
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Liaison:  Steve Smith
  • CHAPS Board Representatives:  Nina Ryan, Steve Smith

Meeting Dates

All meetings are held at the Admin Building unless otherwise posted.  Meetings begin at 7:00 pm.

Meeting dates below are subject to change. Please check the town calendar for the most up to date postings. 


  • July 31, 2018
  • August 21, 2018
  • September 11, 2018
  • September 25, 2018
  • October 9, 2018
  • October 23, 2018
  • November 13, 2018
  • December 4, 2018
  • December 18, 2018
  • January 8, 2019
  • January 22, 2019
  • February 5, 2019
  • February 26, 2019
  • March 12, 2019
  • March 26, 2019
  • April 9, 2019
  • April 23, 2019
  • May 14, 2019-changed date
  • May 28, 2019-changed date
  • June 11, 2019


  • July 30, 2019
  • August 20, 2019
  • September 10, 2019
  • September 24, 2019
  • October 8, 2019
  • October 22, 2019
  • November 12, 2019
  • December 3, 2019
  • December 17, 2019
  • January 7, 2020
  • January 21, 2020
  • February 4, 2020
  • February 25, 2020
  • March 10, 2020
  • March 24, 2020
  • April 7, 2020
  • April 28, 2020
  • May 12, 2020
  • May 26, 2020
  • June 9, 2020