Degrees and Certifications:
Doctorate in educational leadership from Widener University Master’s degree in educational administration from Villanova University Bachelor’s degree in French (cum laude) from Cornell University
Dr. Nancy Hacker
Dr. Nancy Hacker was appointed as the interim superintendent for the Cheltenham School District in May 2021. She retired as the superintendent for the Springfield Township School District in December 2020 after more than a decade in the position.
At Springfield, Dr. Hacker led the district’s recent $77M construction project, from development of a feasibility study to finalizing the construction of Enfield Elementary School, in addition to athletic field and locker facility renovations, and construction of an artificial turf football field, athletic fitness center, and full-sized gym; negotiated three professional staff and three support staff labor contracts in-house without attorney support; created district budgets that averaged tax increases of 1.9 percent, the lowest in nearly a decade; established Pennsylvania’s first school district policy safeguarding the rights of transgender students; established the six goals of educational equity as board policy, recognizing and promoting equitable learning opportunities for all students; established the district’s first equitable practices group for community and district residents, staff, and students to work toward specific goals for the improvement of equitable practices, policies and procedures in curriculum, student engagement, hiring and recruitment, professional development, and family involvement.
Hacker previously served as the superintendent at the Interboro School District in Prospect Park, Pa. (February 2010 through July 2012) and Haddon Heights Public Schools in Haddon Heights, N.J. (August 2004 through February 2010). Dr. Hacker launched her career in education as a teacher of foreign languages and literacy (Spanish, French, English, Reading) at the Southeast Delco School District in Foxcroft, Pa., in 1975.