Supervisor of Attendance, Truancy, Dropout Prevention and Recovery for the Waco Independent School District in Waco, Texas
Plenary Session Presenter: Breaking Schools’ Rules
John Hudson has been an educator for forty three years. He has been the principal of seven high schools and one middle school in three states and been concerned with issues relating to at risk youth for his entire career. He has consulted with school districts in eight states on the issues of Suicide Prevention & Intervention, Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention & Intervention, School Climate, and School Leadership; chaired the Governor’s Select Commission on Adolescent Suicide for Arizona; served as a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals institute staff focused on issues relating to at risk and disaffected youth; served as Project Manager for the Texas High School Redesign and Restructuring Grant Program; and served as Program Coordinator for the Texas Turnaround Leadership Academy.
He has graduate and undergraduate degrees in education from Boston State College and a graduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently he is the Supervisor of Attendance, Truancy, Dropout Prevention and Recovery for the Waco Independent School District in Waco, Texas.