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.

  • Michael C. Wirtz P ’29, P ’31

    From the Head of School

    (Hackley Review Summer 2020) Several months ago, we chose to focus on character in this issue of Hackley Review. In light of the current global state and the new reality we are all facing, that decision seems almost prescient. We are living through what we can only hope is a once in a lifetime moment, one that requires resolve, integrity, cooperation, ingenuity, and the need to act in the collective best interest. Simply put, it requires character.
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  • Suzy Akin

    Hilltop Updates

    (Hackley Review Summer 2020) Suzy Akin, Lee Oshman, Stacy Kaegi, Jean Nadell, Madeleine Lopez ’97, and Chris McColl are leaving the Hilltop this June.
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  • Sheila Hicks-Rotella

    Sheila Hicks-Rotella Joins the Hackley Admissions Team

    (Hackley Review Summer 2020) Sheila Hicks-Rotella will serve as Hackley's Director of Enrollment Management, effective July 1, 2020.
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  • Cast members performing Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors in Hackley's Performing Arts Center.

    This Good Place: Living Our Core Values on the Hilltop

    (Hackley Review Summer 2020: Story By Chris McColl) When I came for my interview at Hackley in November 2006, I immediately sensed that Hackley was unlike the other schools I had visited. It was hard to put my finger on, but I remember thinking of the scene in Being There where Chance (Peter Sellers) walks into the hyper-oxygenated room of the dying Ben Rand (Melvyn Douglas). Having never encountered such rarified air before, Chance inhales deeply, smiles, and says, “Ooooh. I feel good in here, Ben!”
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  • Pop Lindsay in his classroom.

    To Grow in Character, Scholarship and Accomplishment

    (Hackley Review Summer 2020: Story By Suzy Akin) When a thoughtful committee representing all Hackley’s constituencies came together in 2005 to consider and, ultimately, rewrite the School’s mission statement, the new statement presented to and approved by the Board of Trustees led with these words: “Hackley challenges students to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment.”
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  • Technology is Not the Answer

    Jed Dioguardi, Director of Information Technology, is this week's voice on Hackley Perspectives, with this thoughtful reflection on the ways in which our current situation highlights the limitations of technology.
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  • Wil Lobko, Hackley English teacher

    Wil Lobko Reads an Original Poem

    Wil Lobko, Hackley English teacher wrote the poem after finding on one of his recent runs around the Tarrytown Reservoir a plaque indicating that a number of the trees & shrubs along the shore were a gift of a local couple.
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  • Hackley Faculty Create Musical Send Off

    Hackley Faculty Create Musical Send Off

    The Hackley community came together to create a special send off for the Class of 2020. K-12 faculty serenaded the senior class with “We’ll Meet Again”, a very fitting wish for this incredible group of students.
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