Hudson Falls Board Narrows Superintendent Field to Two

Hudson Falls, March 17, 2021 – The Hudson Falls Central School District Board of Education, in its search for the new Superintendent of Schools, has narrowed the field of qualified candidates to two finalists, listed below:

  • Kathleen Skellie, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Ballston Spa Central School District

  • Daniel Ward, Superintendent, Fort Edward Union Free School District

Board Vice-president Jeff Gaulin said, “The Board is appreciative of the more than 290 people who responded to the community survey and the participants of the virtual community forum that helped guide the Board in the creation of the candidate profile for the next superintendent of the Hudson Falls Central School District. Additionally, the Board would like to thank the 27 advisory committee members who provided invaluable feedback to the Board on the four semi-finalists that they interviewed. The two finalists have a great amount of experience in education which makes each of them highly qualified to lead our district.”

As part of the hiring process, both finalists will participate in final interviews during the week of March 22, 2021.

According to WSWHE BOCES District Superintendent James Dexter: “The Hudson Falls Board of Education is confident in their decision in moving forward with the two candidates. The Board of Education began the search process last October. The process included an online survey to obtain feedback from the community regarding the characteristics, skills, and experience desired in the next school district leader; over 290 responses were received. The Board also held a virtual community forum to further identify the ideal candidate profile for the next superintendent of schools. The Board conducted interviews and received feedback on both individuals from the two advisory committees. The Advisory Committees were composed of members from the community, school staff, students, and parents. Each committee provided direct feedback to the Board of Education. I was pleased with the professional and rigorous search process that the Board put in place. Lastly, the Board and I are appreciative of the 27 individuals from across the community who participated in the advisory committees. The committees conducted their assigned tasks in a thorough, professional, and thoughtful manner.”