Hudson has a New Superintendent

January 27, 2017


Larry Russell

Larry Russell

by Len Lathrop

Following a process that began in August 2016, a new superintendent for the Hudson School District, SAU 81, has been named.  What follows is a press release from the New Hampshire School Boards Association.


Hudson names Mr. Lawrence W. Russell as the new Superintendent of Schools


The Hudson School Board, Hudson, New Hampshire, has unanimously appointed Mr. Lawrence W. Russell as the next Superintendent of Schools.

Mr. Russell currently serves as the Director of Special Services in Hudson.  He previously served as Director of Special Services in Denville, New Jersey, Assistant Superintendent of Schools in the Livingston Public Schools in New Jersey, Principal of Monaco Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada for four years, and Assistant Principal of Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas.  He was Dean of Students at the J.D. Smith Middle School/Mojave High School in Las Vegas and Special Education Teacher in the Clark County School District for six years, also in Las Vegas.

Mr. Russell is a graduate of Notre Dame College and attended the University of Las Vegas in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program.  He was chosen as a result of a search/interview process through a collaboration between the Hudson School Board and the New Hampshire School Boards Association.

Mr. Russell will officially assume his duties as the Superintendent of Schools on July 1, 2017.


Superintendent-elect Russell provided the paper with a statement on his appointment.

“I’m humbled and excited to have been chosen by the board to lead the staff of the Hudson School District in our efforts to provide a rigorous and engaging learning for the students.  I’m looking forward to working collaboratively with the teachers, parents and community members as we focus on continuing the significant strides the Dr. Schlichter and her team have made in recent years.  In addition, it will be important to help students develop the 21st Century skills (creativity, communication, collaboration and critical thinking) that will prepare them for the jobs of the future, many of which do not even exist today.  Achieving these goals, while still honoring and perpetuating the tremendous traditions and culture of contributing back to the community in Hudson, will be the driving forces of the district under my team’s stewardship.”

The HLN congratulates Lawrence Russell on his appointment as superintendent of the Hudson School District.