About Dr. Hacker
Dr. Nancy M. Hacker has been an educator in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey for the past forty years. She began her career in Pennsylvania in the Southeast Delco School District, teaching foreign languages, English, and reading in grades six through twelve, where she continued teaching for fifteen years. She subsequently followed her teaching career as a school district administrator, serving as a high school and middle school assistant principal and as an elementary school principal in the Penn-Delco School District. She then assumed a position as Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and was quickly promoted to Assistant Superintendent. After six years in that position, Dr. Hacker was selected as Superintendent of the Haddon Heights Public Schools. After serving in that role for six years, Dr. Hacker returned to Pennsylvania as the Superintendent of the Interboro School District in Delaware County before coming to the School District of Springfield Township.
Dr. Hacker is a Cum Laude graduate of Cornell University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Villanova University, and a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Widener University, where she also served as an adjunct instructor. She has been an adjunct instructor in the Department of Reading at Rowan University and a literacy consultant for numerous school districts for the past twelve years, with much of her work focused on the development of school-wide literacy programs, reading comprehension and instructional strategies, and reading and writing instruction in the content areas. At Rowan University, she has taught reading courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, where she was awarded the Professional Development Advocate Award in 2002. While in New Jersey, Dr. Hacker served on numerous statewide committees on curriculum and instruction and educational leadership. Dr. Hacker continues to serve as a consultant to school districts, providing workshops for teachers on a variety of topics. She has been a featured speaker at numerous national, state, and local conferences over the past decade, for organizations such as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Hacker has also taught graduate level courses in educational administration at Delaware Valley University. She is currently an adjunct instructor teaching Master's degree and doctoral level coursework in educational administration and education leadership at Gwynedd Mercy University, where she also serves as an advisor for doctorate students.
Dr. Hacker was awarded the Leadership in Public Education Award, the highest award given to an educator in the state by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators, in the fall of 2018. Recently, she was notified that she is the 2020 recipient of the National Association of Secondary School Administrator's highest recognition, the Distinguished Service Award for Service to Education.