May 11, 2020 – Hudson Falls, N.Y. — Hudson Falls Central School District announced they are hiring Dr. Jon Hunter as interim superintendent. Dr. Hunter started his career in education teaching social studies in Brighton, outside Rochester, New York. He spent 13 years as the High School Principal at Bethlehem Central School District and retired as Superintendent of the Fairport Central School District. In all, Dr. Hunter brings over 40 years of experience to his work.
“I look forward to working in a small school district with a strong culture of community and commitment to all students,” said Dr. Hunter. “Change of leadership is not easy for any school community. But by working and learning together we can build on the success of the past, maintain a strong District, and transition to the new Superintendent in 2021.”
Dr. Hunter also said COVID-19 will present new fiscal and instructional challenges for the district that he feels ready to handle. “We will need to construct a multi-year fiscal plan to address the financial fallout,” said Dr. Hunter. “And we will need to continue to identify high expectations for students and options for all to be successful.”
Current Superintendent Linda Goewey is retiring on July 31, 2020. “I look forward to working with Dr. Hunter,” said Goewey. “I will do everything I can to ensure the transition to the next superintendent will be a smooth one.”
Hudson Falls School Board President Benjamin Bishop said hiring an interim Superintendent to serve for the 2020-2021 school year allows teachers, community members, and all of the district’s stakeholders to have their voices heard in the search process.
“The superintendent has a substantial impact on our school community for years to come,” said Bishop. “We want to give ourselves the time to find the right person, and allow our entire school community input on that decision.”
Bishop said the board will begin their search in the fall and expects the process to last throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.