Lower School

Lower School Faculty

Hackley Lower School teachers create a warm and nurturing environment that encourages excitement for learning, joy in discovery, and confidence in taking on new challenges and collaborating with others. From the earliest grades, our teachers engage students in the school’s culture of respect and welcome framed by our mottos, “United, we help one another,” and “Enter here to be and find a friend.”

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff News

List of 8 news stories.

  • (L to R) Eva Van Buren, McLean Chair in Mathematics and Science; Lauren Rigby, Ferraro Family Chair in the Arts; Glenn Hasslinger, Sternberg Family Chair; Laurie Sternberg P ’04 and Trustee Sy Sternberg P ’04; Michael Wirtz, Head of School; Rachel Mwakitawa, Caputo Family Chair; and Wil Lobko, Allstrom Chair in Foreign Affairs (not pictured, Andrew Ying, Akin Family Chair)

    2022 Endowed Chair Holder Reception

    At a reception honoring a legacy of outstanding faculty, Hackley celebrated endowed chair holders and the donors who established these chairs.  This year’s honorees were: Glenn Hasslinger, Sternberg Family Chair; Lauren Rigby, Ferraro Family Chair in the Arts; Eva Van Buren, McLean Chair in Mathematics and Science; and Andrew Ying, Akin Family Chair.
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  • Leah Holmes ’20

    Hackley GVLX Alums Killing It in College

    The first weekend of May was an exciting one for some Hackley Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse alums, with successful conference tournament championships and bids to the NCAA in both Division I and Division III Women’s Lacrosse.  
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  • Cellist Jeremy Harman and students.

    Hackley School Welcomes Performing Artists-in-Residence Vince Cherico and Jeremy Harman

    This spring, Hackley’s Performing Arts department welcomed Master Drummer Vince Cherico and Cellist Jeremy Harman as part of the Creative Residency Program.
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  • Sarah Coble, art teacher, and Thomas Doyle in the Hackley Maker Space.

    Hackley School Welcomes Visual Artist-in-Residence Thomas Doyle

    On Wednesday, April 13, Hackley welcomed artist Thomas Doyle for a day of creative expression with Middle and Upper School students in our art studios and Maker Space. Doyle is the first visual artist-in-residence to visit the school as part of the Creative Residency Program since the onset of the pandemic two years ago. 
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  • The Dial logo

    The Dial Wins a Silver Medal

    The Dial has recently been awarded a Silver Medal from the Columbia University Scholastic Press Association for its 2020-2021 edition. The Dial entered the competition as a “hybrid” publication, meaning that it was judged and recognized for excellence in both print and online coverage.
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  • Robert J. Aldrich, Director of Operations and Campus Planning

    Hackley Perspectives: Varying Perspectives at the Heart of Effective Leadership

    In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Bobby Aldrich, Director of Operations and Campus Planning, writes, "The important work of diversifying teams, elevating the opinions and talents of those who are under-represented, and challenging the way things have always been done must be on-going and ever present.” Read the post here.
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  • Dr. Andrew Ying - Akin Family Chair

    Announcing New Chair Holders 2022-2023

    Hackley School is pleased to announce and celebrate our four new Endowed Chair holders, Dr. Andrew Ying as the Akin Family Chair, Dr. Lauren Rigby as the Ferraro Family Chair, Eva Van Buren as the Wallace W. McLean Chair, and Glenn Hasslinger as the Sternberg Family Chair. 
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  • Damon Hall, Middle School history teacher, 7th Grade Dean, and Coach

    Hackley Perspectives: Making the Dream Work

    In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Damon Hall, Middle School history teacher, 7th Grade Dean, and Coach writes “Learning to balance the desire to blaze our own paths as individuals while developing the capacity to team up with others in fulfillment of bigger goals can be a long journey. But as the ancient African proverb says, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’” Read the post here.
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