HUDSON: The school district has made three new administrative appointments in June, with more to follow.
Dr. Kim Cockley is the new Hudson Middle School principal. She has served as assistant principal at the Middle school for the past 10 years, and replaces the recently-retired Chuck DiLauro.
Cockley has been offered a three-year contract for $99,800 annually. She has a B.A. from Malone College and a Masters in Education and Educational Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Her doctorate is from Kent State. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in K-12 Educational Leadership.
Newly appointed superintendent Phil Herman says Cockley has "a deep passion for meeting the emotional and educational needs of students."
The second appointment is Lisa Hunt, who will become Director of Human Resources for the district. Hunt has 13 years of administrative experience, and has served the past four years as principal of Ellsworth Hill Elementary.
She has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Akron, and a master's degree in Educational Administration, also from Akron.
Herman described her as having outstanding leadership qualities, particularly for her involvement with the "Leader in Me" program at the middle school.
Hunt will receive a three-year contract for $104,316 annually.
The third appointment goes to an administrator from Crestwood Local Schools.
Beth Trivelli will be the principal at Evamere Elementary, and has a two-year contract for $91,375 annually.
Trivelli has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Miami University, and a master's degree in Education from Kent State, along with an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Administration, also from Kent State.
Herman said a deciding factor in her interview was her clear indication of "passion for early childhood education."
Herman also announced that Jen Filomena, current East Woods principal will replace Hunt at Ellsworth Hill as principal, and that they will begin the interview process for a new principal at East Woods shortly.