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.

  • Enter Here to Be and Find a Friend (Hackley)

    April is National Poetry Month

    This morning, Hackley English teacher Wil Lobko reached at random for a poem to share with colleagues to kick off the month, and the poem he happened upon has particular resonance as we enter into "Day 3" of distance learning on the Hilltop.
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  • Making bowls in the Grille Room.

    Empty Bowls: Stop Hunger!

    Hackley students and faculty across all three divisions made bowls in this week's Empty Bowls event,  part of a collaboration with the Clay Art Center in Port Chester to raise money and awareness of hunger and food insecurity in Westchester County.
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  • Katie Jenson, Head Athletic Trainer

    Celebrate Action - Celebrate Athletics Trainers

    March is National Athletic Trainers (ATs) Month, and we’re celebrating by highlight the important role these health care professionals provide in caring for the patients that they serve.
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  • Elizabeth Anne Smith designed her residency on “the actor in response” with the students.

    Welcoming Hackley's Inaugural Creative Resident

    Hackley hosted its inaugural teaching artist -- a drama educator -- during the week of February 9-14.  The Creative Residency program is part of the new strategic plan, Redefining Excellence: Learning Beyond Boundaries, and will serve to “promote the Hilltop as a learning hub” by bringing creative teaching artists in Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Digital Arts to campus.
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  • Coach Pickert at Hackley's Pickert Field sign.

    Honoring Coach Pickert

    Hackley's Pickert Field signage was enhanced with the language below chronicling Coach Robert Pickert's achievements as Hackley Teacher, Coach, Athletics Director, and Varsity Football Coach.
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  • Sarah Coble

    Hackley Names Four New Chairholders

    Sarah Coble, Seth Karpinski, Dan Lipin, and Tony Maisonet have been appointed to endowed chairs starting with the 2020-2021 school year. Sarah Coble will be the new holder of the Parents' Chair. Seth Karpinski has been chosen for the Head of School Chair and Dan Lipin for the McLean Chair in Mathematics and Science. Tony Maisonet has been named to the M.H. Davidson Chair in History.
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  • Hackley science IRP (Independent Research Project) students at Regeneron.

    Hackley’s Partnership with Regeneron

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20

    Two Hackley teachers, Melissa Boviero and Dan Lipin, have completed the Regeneron STEM Teaching Fellowship.
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  • Middle School students develop their game strategies on a Saturday morning.

    Hiding the Vegetables: Roleplaying, Games, and Simulations

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20 By Michael Canterino '03, Upper School English Teacher

    While this academic school year offers Hackley’s first course explicitly designed around roleplay gaming as the central mechanism for understanding, analyzing, and creating content, games and simulations have been a tradition in Hackley classrooms for years.
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