School Committee


Special Notice Concerning Public Participation for School Committee Meetings

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Hudson School Committee will be conducted via remote participation only.  Committee members will participate using the online Google Meet platform, and the proceedings will still be broadcast live on the Public Cable Access Channel – Comcast Channel 8, Verizon Channel 47and Hud TV.

For the public participation item on the agenda, the following process will be used.

  • Persons wishing to make public comment will send an email to the School Committee’s email address  hps_schoolcommittee@hudson.k12.ma.us indicating that they would like to make a public comment at the School Committee meeting.  This email must be received by 3:00 pm on the day of the meeting
  • The School Committee will submit the list of names and emails wishing to make public comment to HUD TV no later than 5:00 p.m.the day of the meeting.
  • Hud TV will send a meeting invite to those community members on the School Committee list for Public Comment.
  • Hud TV will accept them into the Google Meet and mute their microphone.
  • When the School Committee Chair recognizes someone wishing to make public comment, Hud TV will unmute that person’s microphone and they will have two minutes to speak.
  • When public comment is finished their microphone would be muted again by Hud TV.

School Committee Members


Glenn Maston

Glenn A. Maston
Chairperson
gamaston@hudson.k12.ma.us
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
msmcdowell@hudson.k12.ma.us
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.



Nina Ryan, School Committee Member pic


Nina L. A. Ryan
nlryan@hudson.k12.ma.us
Term Expiration:  5/10/2021


Nina has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She received her BA in Education with a Minor in Behavioral Studies from the University of Hartford and her Masters of Early Childhood with and without Disabilities from Lesley University.   She has held many roles within the education community, such as, educator, teacher, administration, trainer and speaker.  Nina has devoted her career to children and families.  She has become a sought after expert in the field of Early Childhood Education.  Nina has 2 children one in Hudson Public and another entering in 2020.

 
 
Steven Smith School Committee member
 
Steven C. Smith
Vice Chairperson
scsmith@hudson.k12.ma.us
Term Expiration:  5/9/2022


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
artracy@hudson.k12.ma.us
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. 

 Michele Tousignant picture


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.    
 
Rebecca Weksner School Committee member




 Rebecca M. Weksner
Term Expiration:  5/9/2022
Dr. Weksner is a clinical psychologist with a specialty in pediatrics as well as a licensed educational psychologist with 18 years experience working with children, adolescents and their families in both schools and clinics.  Dr. Weksner has worked in a variety of districts as a school psychologist across Massachusetts and Alaska. She is currently the Chief of Pediatric Behavioral Health Services for a large multidisciplinary medical practice. She has earned a doctorate in clinical psychology from William James College, a masters degree and specialist degree in school psychology from UMass Boston, as well as a bachelors degree in psychology from SUNY Plattsburgh. Dr. Weksner has been a resident of Hudson since 2011 with one child who entered Hudson Public Schools in 2018, and two younger children entering the district over the next few years.  

Document:  School Committee Subcommittee Responsibilities


Subcommittees:
  • Budget - All Committee Members
  • Policy - Steve Smith, Matt McDowell
  • Strategic Goals - Adam Tracy, Michele Tousignant Dufour, Rebecca Weksner
  • Superintendent's Evaluation - Glenn Maston, Nina Ryan, Adam Tracy

Negotiation Teams:
  • Teachers - Adam Tracy, Steve Smith, Michele Tousignant Dufour
  • Paraeducators - Glenn Maston, Nina Ryan, Rebecca Weksner
  • Secretaries - Matt McDowell, Steve Smith, Michele Tousignant Dufour
  • Custodians - Adam Tracy, Nina Ryan, Steve Smith
School Councils:
  • High School - Nina Ryan
  • Middle School - Matt McDowell
  • Farley - Adam Tracy
  • Forest Avenue - Rebecca Weksner
  • Mulready - Glenn Maston
Other Responsibilities:
  • Teacher Sick Bank:  Nina Ryan, Michele Tousignant Dufour, Glenn Maston
  • Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) Liaison:  Steve Smith
  • English Learners Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) Liaison:  Glenn Maston

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. 


2019-2020


  • 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 (cancelled)
  • 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


2020-2021


  • July 28, 2020
  • August 18, 2020
  • September 15, 2020
  • September 29, 2020
  • October 13, 2020
  • October 27, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 1, 2020
  • December 15, 2020 
  • January 12, 2021
  • January 26, 2021
  • February 9, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 9, 2021
  • March 23, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • April 27, 2021
  • May 11, 2021
  • May 25, 2021
  • June 8, 2021