Drew Hudson has been selected as Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School of Houston’s principal after nine months as the school’s interim principal. Before becoming interim principal at Cristo Rey Jesuit, Hudson was an accomplished classroom history teacher (tripling the school’s AP US History passing rates), Instructional Coach, and Chair of the History Department at Cristo Rey Jesuit.
An Army veteran, Hudson’s leadership experience in education and youth development extends back 10 years.
Hudson will support faculty goals as well as student goals as they embark on rigorous course loads and participate in the school’s Corporate Work-Study Program, in which students work one day a week at major Houston-area corporations to earn workplace experience.
A graduate of Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in History and Cultural Anthropology, Hudson is currently attending Lamar University in Houston to obtain his Master’s degree in Education.
“Anyone who has spent any time with Principal Hudson knows that he loves our students, and he will do all it takes to help them be successful at Cristo Rey Jesuit,” said Cristo Rey Jesuit President Paul Beck. “During his time as interim principal, he demonstrated his commitment to the students we serve and sees himself as being ‘cut from the same cloth.’ His life has paralleled the lives of many of our students, so we know he has the right aptitude and expertise to successfully lead in the role as principal.”
“I’m very grateful for the support,” Hudson said. “We’ve been able to accomplish so much this year because everyone is working for the common good of our students. We all have the same goal, to do what’s best for our students, whatever is necessary to help our students to be successful men and women for others. I’m excited about the future.”