Montgomery C. Smith Elementary Administration

Mark Brenneman, Principal

Mark Brenneman

Mr. Brenneman has served as Principal of Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School since 2009. Previously, he served as Associate Principal of the Junior High for two years. Before coming to the Hudson City School District, Principal Brenneman worked at New Covenant Charter School, where he served as Special Education Director and Associate Principal, each for two years. He previously taught as a Special Education Teacher at New Covenant and as a Head Teacher at the Neil Hellman School in Albany. Principal Brenneman was named Capital Region Administrator of the Year by the Empire State Supervisors and Administrators Association in the 2012-2013 school year. He did his post-master’s work at the University at Albany in Education Administration, and earned his M.S.Ed. in Special Education from the College of Saint Rose. He has a B.S. in Human Development from Pennsylvania State University.


Ian MacCormack, Associate Principal

Ian MacCormack

Mr. Ian MacCormack serves as the Associate Principal at Montgomery C. Smith Elementary School. Mr. MacCormack is originally from Catskill, N.Y. Prior to coming to Hudson, Mr. MacCormack taught at Sinclair Elementary School in the Prince William County Public School District, where he was a Fifth-Grade Teacher for three years and an Instructional Technology Coach for four years. When he lived in Catskill, he was a long-term sub at Catskill Elementary School. Mr. MacCormack's Bachelor’s degree is from SUNY Plattsburgh in Childhood Education 1-6, and his first Master’s degree is from the University at Albany in Instructional Technology and Curriculum Development. He also pursued an advanced degree in History. His most recent Master’s is from George Mason University in Educational Leadership. He lives with his wife, Trish, and their two young daughters, Madison and Olivia.


Lisa Ruud, Associate Principal

Mrs. Ruud joined the MCSES adminstrative team in the summer of 2018. A bio will be posted soon to help you get to know Mrs. Ruud!