Robert LaCasse, Principal
Robert LaCasse is a graduate of Hudson High School (Class of 1994) and has worked in the district for 20 years. Prior to becoming Principal, Mr. LaCasse served as Associate Principal since 2014 and the high school’s Dean of Students. Previously, he taught Social Studies and Economics at HHS for 10 years, during which he also coached Bluehawk football and baseball. Mr. LaCasse’s first teaching job in the Hudson City School District was 6th grade Social Studies at Hudson Junior High School.
Mr. LaCasse holds a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY Cortland in Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies. His Master’s degree is from the College of St. Rose in Literacy Education, where he also earned his School District Leader Certification through the College of St. Rose’s Institute for New Era Educational Leadership and Innovation Program.
His wife, Heather, is also a graduate of Hudson High School. They have an eight-year-old son, Caleb, and a four-year-old son, Connor.
William Wood, Associate Principal
William Wood comes from Long Island where he attended W.T. Clarke High School. Prior to his appointment as the Associate Principal of Hudson High School, Mr. Wood taught English and Global Studies at HFM BOCES for five years. He earned NYS certification as a School Building Leader through SUNY Albany. He also holds a master’s degree in Adolescent Education from The College of Saint Rose and a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Albany.
As a teacher, Mr. Wood enjoyed building great relationships with students and staff. It would not be unusual to see him playing chess or ping-pong with students when he was not in the classroom teaching. Fostering relationships in his school and working with students to see the value and importance in learning every day are aspects he holds very highly. In 2019, he developed HFM BOCES’ first graduation ceremony for students who completed their coursework at the Alternative Education Program called The Adirondack Academy.
He and his wife, Ashlee, have two daughters, Finley and Violet. Mr. Wood is also a fluent Italian speaker and has played the guitar and bass for over 20 years.