School Committee

School Committee Members

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

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
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
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.    

 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

  • Budget - All Committee Members
  • Policy - Steve Smith, Matt McDowell
  • Strategic Goals - Adam Tracy, Glenn Maston, Michele Tousignant Dufour
  • 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. 


  • 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