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HUDSON—Superintendent of Schools Lisamarie Spindler, who has led the Hudson City School District since February 1, 2022, will resign effective June 30, the district announced this week.

“It has been a privilege serving this community and I am proud of the accomplishments we have achieved together during my tenure,” Dr. Spindler said in the release. “I am deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to serve in this role and for the trust that the Board of Education placed in me to lead the district. I have been honored to work alongside so many talented and dedicated educators, administrators, staff, and community members.”

Board President Willette Jones, also quoted in the release, said that the board will quickly name an interim superintendent to lead the district of 1,591 students until a permanent superintendent is identified. A comprehensive search will begin this summer and community input will be sought in the process.

“On behalf of the Board of Education, I want to thank Dr. Spindler for her devotion to the district and for all that she has accomplished,” Ms. Jones said.

The tone of the release was cordial throughout and did not mention that earlier this year there were altercations between students at the school and police were summoned.

According to the release, among the accomplishments of Dr. Spindler have included: development of a strategic plan for the district; engaging the board in developing and adopting a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy; created new programs for students in Early College and Career and Technical Education; launching a Saturday Academy for families and scholars, which advances academic achievement and fosters stronger relationships between families and the district.

She was also credited for having proposed a district budget to the community with no increase in the tax levy.

Dr. Spindler came to the Hudson City School District with more than 20 years of experience in education as a teacher and administrator. She previously served in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District as the assistant superintendent of finance and, earlier, as the assistant superintendent of curriculum. She began her education career as a fifth grade teacher at Central Valley Elementary School in the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District in 2000.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the board, staff, and community for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of the Hudson City School District,” Dr. Spindler said, adding, “It has been an honor and a privilege to work alongside such talented and dedicated individuals, and I wish all the very best in their future endeavors.”

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