Middle School

Middle School Faculty

Hackley’s Middle School teachers are dynamic and passionate about their work. They understand that “character is higher than intellect” and that effective effort leads to sustained academic achievement. They build engaging curriculum that develops curiosity and builds student leadership, where character work is implicit as students work collaboratively, “learn from varying perspectives,” and develop the tools to think deeply and critically.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff News

List of 8 news stories.

  • 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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  • Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School

    Making it Real: Bringing Learning to Life in the Middle School

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20 By Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School

    When I first accepted my new role as the Director of the Middle School, many colleagues and mentors offered me great insight and advice into the new career path I had chosen. Although I felt a tug at my heart knowing I was preparing to step out of the classroom and away from consistent, direct interaction with students, I was heartened by the first early interactions I had with the middle school faculty.
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  • Lower School Technology teacher Mary Murray-Jones and librarian Anna McKay introducing the ground rules for the Fourth grade student presentations.

    Wonder: The Hub of Interdisciplinary Learning in the Lower School

    Hackley Review Winter 2019-20 By Lisa Oberstein, Director of the Lower School

    With less than half a year’s tenure on the Hilltop and in my role as Hackley’s new Director of Lower School, I get to experience so many “firsts,” and so many discoveries, that I feel a special kinship with the Class of 2032, our kindergarteners who began their own Hackley journey in September. Meeting so many wonderful people and experiencing the invitation to “Enter here to be and find a friend” myself, I am reminded every day that the root of “wonderful” is “wonder.”
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  • Master Class on Income Inequality

    History department chair Bill Davies and Upper School history teacher David Sykes attended an Academy for Teachers master class on the topic “Income Inequality: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics,” led by former New York political figure Eliot Spitzer.
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  • Letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    Annual Veteran’s Day Letter Writing

    In honor of Veteran’s Day, community members from all three divisions voluntarily took the time to write heartfelt letters of gratitude to veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
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  • Celia jointed all who were able to stay beyond the end of the performance for a group photo, waving the Hackley banner!

    Hackley Takeover at Jagged Little Pill

    Fifty members of the Hackley faculty/staff (and some family) filled the Mezzanine at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway on November 12 (a school night!) for the performance of Jagged Little Pill, in which Celia Rose Gooding, Hackley Class of 2018, makes her Broadway debut as a lead in the exceptional ensemble cast.
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  • Mike Canterino

    Rising Stars!

    Hackley teachers Mike Canterino and Jared Fishman have been awarded the NASAGA [North American Simulation and Gaming Association] “Rising Star Award” for best new simulation or game, and have been invited to scale up their work and run it as one of the keynote presentations for all participants at NASAGA 2020 in Montreal, themed around the French Revolution.
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