Upper School

Upper School Faculty

Hackley teachers support and drive the School’s culture of respect and welcome, modeling through their work the values framed by our motto, “United, we help one another.” Leading by example, they encourage students to rise to the challenge posed by our mission: to grow in character, scholarship, and accomplishment, to offer unreserved effort, and to learn from the varying perspectives and backgrounds in our community and the world."

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff News

List of 4 news stories.

  • Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School, will become Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusion.

    Cyndy Jean Appointed as Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusion

    Cyndy Jean, Director of the Middle School, will become Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusion, effective July 1, 2021.
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  • Flag at half-mast by the Upper School.

    Civil Discourse is Rooted in Hackley's Mission

    In this month’s blog post on Hackley Perspectives, Andy King, Director of the Upper School, explores the topic of civil discourse in education, and reflects on a statement from a very wise Hackley debate student—"elections set the tone for national discourse." 
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  • Claudia DeSantis, Classics Teacher

    News from the Classics Department

    (By Dr. Pierce, Classics Department Chair, MS DEI Coordinator) This article is long overdue, but fortunately we were able to celebrate our scholars at an online ceremony in the spring.  At that time, we also bid farewell to the wonderful Claudia DeSantis who retired after 5 years on the Hilltop.  Her 6th grade class spearheaded an initiative to make a movie of memories and fun in her honor, and we watched it all together during the party.

    She was so touched, and I’m sure she has watched the video over and over again.
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  • 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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