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.  


 George Luoto

George M. Luoto
Term Expiration:  5/9/2020

Mr. Luoto has been a resident of Hudson for over 40 years. He has two sons who graduated from Hudson and presently has two grandsons in the school system. He has been in the field of education for 49 years, having held the positions of teacher, counselor, Director of Vocational Education, Director of Bilingual Education, principal, and  Community College Dean. Mr. Luoto also taught in Panama, as well as a trainer in setting up Credit Unions, Farmers Co-ops, and a housing co-op. After retiring in 2007 Mr Luoto worked part-time as the Career Counselor  at Hudson High for 5 years. He was a member of the school committee from 1983 to 1995, then served on the Assabet School Committee for 15 years before being reelected to the Hudson school committee. He holds a bachelors degree from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a Masters from Antioch University,  in addition post graduate work at Boston University and Crozier Theological Seminary and Fitchburg State University.

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.

Nina Ryan, School Committee Member pic

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. 

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, George Luoto

Negotiation Teams:
  • Teachers - Adam Tracy, Steve Smith
  • Paraeducators - Glenn Maston, Nina Ryan
  • Secretaries - George Luoto, Matt McDowell, Steve Smith
  • Custodians - Liz Hallsworth, Adam Tracy
School Councils:
  • High School - George Luoto
  • Middle School - Matt McDowell
  • Farley - Liz Hallsworth
  • Forest Avenue - Glenn Maston
  • Mulready - Nina Ryan
Other Responsibilities:
  • Teacher Sick Bank:  George Luoto, 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 7, 2019
  • May 21, 2019
  • June 11, 2019