Cyndy Jean is in her sixth year as the Director of the Middle School at Hackley School. She begins her first year as Assistant Head of School for Community and Inclusivity at Hackley on July 1. Cyndy began her career at Hackley as an assistant teacher in second grade after graduating from Amherst College in 2007. She then taught in the English Department and became a grade-level dean before starting her career as an administrator. Cyndy holds a master’s degree in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center and is the proud alumna of the KSI program. She holds a second master’s degree in Teaching and Special Education in Grades 1-6 from Fordham University. She has completed her first year as a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Cyndy was a Fellow in the National Association of Independent Schools’ Aspiring Heads Program, serves on the Fairchester Alliance for hiring and retaining faculty of color, and sits on the Board of Trustees for the Tree of Life Orphanage, a non-profit organization serving and educating over 200 children in Source Matelas, Haiti. Cyndy is the mother of two and she loves to cook, travel, exercise, and enjoys singing as an escape!