Hudson Falls, April 12, 2021 – The Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education is pleased to announce its intent to appoint Mr. Daniel Ward as Superintendent of Schools at its regular Board of Education meeting on April 13, 2021. Mr. Ward is currently the Superintendent of Schools at the Fort Edward Union Free School District.
Board Vice-President Jeff Gaulin said, “On behalf of the entire Board, we are thrilled to appoint Dan Ward as the next superintendent of the Hudson Falls Central School District. After a thorough process involving an online survey for community input, a community forum, and several interviews, the Board is confident that Mr. Ward’s skills and experiences will be a great fit for our community. His collaborative nature and community-centered mindset will enable him to successfully lead our district. He is coming to us with extensive experiences that will assist us in meeting our goals for the district.”
The Board is offering Ward a 3-year agreement with an initial salary of $167,500. He is expected to begin his duties on July 1, 2021.
Mr. Ward has been with the Fort Edward Union Free School District for the past 4 1⁄2 years. He began his career in education in 1998 as a Science Teacher at the Fort Ann Central School District until he was appointed as the Junior/Senior High School Principal in 2005. He served as the principal for 11 years. In July of 2016 Ward was hired as the Superintendent of Fort Edward Union Free School District.
Mr. Ward stated, “I was extremely impressed by the strong commitment to students that was echoed by the Hudson Falls Board and members of the search committee. With that level of dedication, there is no doubt in my mind that great things can be accomplished through our collaborative hard work.”
In 1998 Ward earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology and Secondary Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. In May 2003 he graduated with his Masters of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. He also successfully completed The Superintendent Development Program from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2010 and holds the following certifications: Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership, Permanent NYS School District Administrator, and Permanent NYS Biology/General Science Teaching Certificate.
“I am honored to become part of the Hudson Falls School District,” said Ward. “I look forward to building an effective partnership with the entire school community. I am confident that through our efforts we can provide the very best experiences and outcomes for all our students”
Ward will replace Interim Superintendent Dr. Jon Hunter. Mr. Ward is married, he and his wife Allison have two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, attending his daughter’s drama and music performances, and traveling to MLB Ballparks across the US.