Wednesday, December 22, 2021

New Superintendent for HCSD

At its meeting last night, the Hudson City School District Board of Education appointed a new superintendent to replace Maria Suttmeier, who is retiring at the end of this month. The new superintendent, who will be starting on February 1, 2022, is Lisamarie Spindler, Ed.D. 

Spindler is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Finance for the Newburgh Enlarged City School District. She was previously Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and a kindergarten through fifth grade principal in Newburgh. She also served as a middle school principal and high school assistant principal at Warwick Valley Central School District. She started her career as a sixth grade teacher at the Monroe-Woodbury Central School District.

For more information about the new superintendent, visit the HCSD website.


  1. I, for one, wish Dr. Spindler good luck. Personally, I believe the district needs to be split between its suburban and urban constituencies so each district can focus on its own issues. So much of Columbia County is perceived of as "suburban" by the applicable legal systems (zoning and education chief among them) and that might work well for the bulk of the county -- but the City of Hudson is not well served by the existing district.

  2. Having a Superintendent who actually has experience as a teacher is a huge plus. Good luck to her!