For Immediate Release: The Hudson School to Celebrate Founder Suellen Newman’s Retirement with Party June 17
We have so many people signed up to attend (400+ and still coming in) our Celebration and Retrospective for Mrs. Newman has MOVED. The new location for the event is the gym at Hoboken High School, 800 Clinton Street. The entrance is located on Grand Street, between 8th and 9th Streets.
[Hoboken, June 2016] On Friday, June 17, 2016, The Hudson School community will come together to honor Suellen Newman on her retirement. This special retrospective event celebrating thirty-eight years of service to our community will feature musical performances by faculty, alumni and community members, as well as a buffet dinner. Tickets are currently still available via our online ticket portal.
Mrs. Newman has been the Head of The Hudson School since she founded it in Hoboken in 1978, making her one of the longest serving school directors in the tri-state area. “Suellen has created a unique and truly wonderful legacy by dedicating her life to the thousands of students who have attended The Hudson School over the last 38 years. Her impact has extended well beyond academic excellence. She has worked to make every student a better, more compassionate and socially engaged person.” said Joel Freiser, a parent of alumnae and past chairman of The Hudson School’s Board of Trustees.
When her retirement was announced in 2014, Mrs. Newman shared her feelings: “It has been a magnificent and rewarding journey leading The Hudson School for almost four decades. At THS we have created a foundation of respect and a partnership among educators, students and families that helped us to expand and thrive over the years. I know that what we have built together will continue to evolve and grow stronger in the coming years. I am proud and grateful for having had the opportunity to work with skilled and passionate teachers and administrators to guide two generations of children. The students’ intellectual curiosity not to mention their creativity inspire me, humble me and fuel my commitment to this wonderful innovative educational model in learning and teaching—a school where all qualified students, regardless of family ability to afford the tuition, can experience a globally centered curriculum in a culturally sensitive setting. I will depart from daily leadership of The Hudson School in 2016, but The Hudson School will always remain a part of me.”