Phone: 330-653-1416 ext. 3555
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Joe Schuch came to Hudson High School in the fall of 1998 after two years of service to Moultonborough Academy in Moultonborough, NH. At HHS, Mr. Schuch has taught every mathematics class from pre-algebra through calculus. From 1999-2010, he partnered with Carol Neff and Jan Kaluza to run the Network Program – a two-period block class designed to give at-risk students and their families additional academic and emotional support. For his contributions to his students both in the school and community, Mr. Schuch received Hudson’s Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Award in 2003.
In 2010, Mr. Schuch earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Kent State University where he received summa cum laude honors. In 2011, Mr. Schuch earned Ohio’s Master Teacher designation for demonstrating excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. In the summer of 2011, Mr. Schuch attended The Martha Holden Jennings Foundation’s annual leadership retreat where he received the George B. Chapman, Jr. Teacher Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education. The Jennings Foundations featured Mr. Schuch in their publication, Pro Excellentia.
In the fall of 2012, Mr. Schuch demonstrated how to use technology to “flip the classroom” at Ohio’s Annual Special Education Leadership Conference. In addition, he has utilized online mathematic courses from Apex Learning, Inc. to help students both remediate and accelerate their learning during the summer. For the 2012-2013 school year, Mr. Schuch received the Distinguished Teacher Award by the Hudson City School District. In 2015, Mr. Schuch obtained his Ohio Principal's Licensure for Grades 5-12.
From 2017-2021, Mr. Schuch spearheaded a school district effort to fight the opioid epidemic by becoming the first advisor for the Hudson Chapter of Drug Free Clubs of America. In four years, the club grew in membership to almost 900 students making it the largest drug-free club in the United States. The DFCA Student Leadership Team and Mr. Schuch received numerous accolades including The Hudson Advocacy Award as well as recognition from the Six District Compact and Hudson Community First. Several state legislators also acknowledged the profound contribution DFCA made to the Hudson community.
Currently at HHS, Mr. Schuch serves as a co-advisor for the National Honor Society and the Leadership Conference Planning Committee. Professionally, Mr. Schuch is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. Outside of school, Mr. Schuch is currently training to complete his first 1/2 Ironman Triathlon (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run) in May, 2024.