Hudson Community Superintendent Search Screening Committee Invitation

Dear Hudson Community,

Hudson Public Schools has hired the New England School Development Council (NESDEC) to assist with the search for a new Superintendent of Schools.

In the next few weeks, the School Committee intends to appoint a Screening Committee to assist in the superintendent search process.  While the School Committee has the sole authority to appoint the superintendent, it may wish to have the benefit of input from a Screening Committee made up of various members of the community and schools.  The Screening Committee will review applications, interview candidates and recommend several candidates to the School Committee for further consideration.

Hudson Public Schools invites members of the community to serve in an “member-at-large” capacity to volunteer to serve on the Screening Committee.  Ideally, we would like to have a representative two “member-at-large representatives.  The individuals volunteering should be available to attend several evening meetings including all the candidate interview sessions and should understand that much of the business of the Screening Committee will require a high degree of confidentiality as potential candidates’ names and application materials will be reviewed and discussed.  A copy of the search timeline is attached for your convenience. 

Please contact me ( no later than January 29th to inform me of your interest for serving on the Screening Committee.  The Superintendent Search committee will be notifying people by January 31st about the final makeup of the committee.  

The first meeting of the Screening Committee is tentatively scheduled for February 2nd at 4 p.m. at Hudson High School at which time a NESDEC search consultant will facilitate a training workshop.  The consultant will also assist in reviewing applications, and in the selection of candidates the Screening Committee wishes to interview.  The interview schedule, agenda and questions will also be developed.  As you can see, many tasks must be accomplished during the meeting so members should plan to be available for approximately three hours.

The Screening Committee will meet on the following dates:

  • Thursday, February 2   4-7 P.M.
  • Wednesday, February 8   4-7 P.M.
  • Saturday, February 11, 8:00 A.M.- 2 P.M.
  • Monday, February 13, 4-8 P.M
  • Wednesday, February 15, 4-8 P.M.
  • Thursday, February 16, 4-7 P.M.

In subsequent meetings, it is anticipated the Screening Committee will interview a total of approximately 8-10 candidates who best meet the profile that has been established for the superintendent position.  At the conclusion of the interviews, the Screening Committee will recommend 3-5 candidates for further consideration by the Hudson School Committee.

Selecting a new Superintendent of Schools is an important activity for the entire community, and it requires an extraordinary commitment of time and energy.  The School Committee would greatly appreciate the community’s participation in the process.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached at

Very truly yours,
Michele Tousignant Dufour
Chair Hudson School Committee