Principal - Dr. Ashley Wong
I am honored to serve as the principal of Hudson Middle School and the Sachse community, which is known far and wide for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science from the University of California of Irvine, a Master’s degree in Education from University of California of Los Angeles, and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from Southwestern College in Kansas. This is my 19th year in education, and twelve of those years are with GISD. I have served as a science teacher and as an instructional coach at North Garland High School. I also served as an Assistant Principal at MacArthur High School, and Garland High School.
I believe that it is important to stand firm on the belief that every student can be successful. I also believe that it is crucial to be fair in the treatment of everyone and be flexible for the ability of meeting the needs of all those involved in the academic success of students. I am committed to implementing a shared vision where every student can and will be successful. I look forward to working together with parents, staff, and the community to ensure our Hudson Hawks surpass their potential as learners, exceling in their social development, and foster a love for lifelong learning.
Sixth grade assistant principal - Matt McMahon
Welcome Hawks! My name is Matt McMahon and I am excited to start my second year at Hudson. Before I started at Hudson, I taught sixth-grade social studies at Webb Middle School in Garland ISD. I also taught middle school history and acted as a team lead in Wylie ISD. I am glad to be back in Garland ISD serving our wonderful students, families, and community! As an educator, I believe deeply that every student can succeed and that we are tasked with giving them the skills and experiences to allow them to do so. Along with my wife, I have two adorable daughters who are four and two who will be joining the Garland ISD family in the coming years.
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Seventh grade assistant principal - Barbara Figarelli
Greetings Hudson family! My name is Barbara Figarelli. This year will be my 26th year in education and I am honored to be part of the Hudson team. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, I moved to Texas early in my career and taught in Harlingen, Texas for 14 years. My goals are to help students transition successfully to middle school and also to lead the Math, Fine Arts, Special Education, and Elective departments. When I'm not working I love being with my family and traveling.
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Eighth grade assistant principal - Laketa Thomas
Hello Hawks! My name is Laketa Thomas, and I'm beyond excited to be a part of the Hudson Hawk family. I have been in education for nineteen years. I taught at South Garland High School and served as the instructional coach at Sam Houston Middle School for five years. This will be my third year at Hudson Middle School. The belief that all kids can improve academically regardless of their deficits drives me. As an assistant principal at Hudson Middle School, I will lead with compassion and provide support to our teachers, parents, and students. When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, expressing myself through color, and traveling to East Texas.
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