Several leadership transitions were announced this week in the School of Education.
Don Hackmann, the school's director, will step down from his role effective Nov. 13 and retire from the university Dec. 31. Hackmann, a professor of educational leadership who also serves as the Frances S. and Arthur L. Wallace Professor, began his service in June 2019.
"Dr. Hackmann has served the School of Education with distinction during his time on campus, including navigating the transition to virtual learning in spring 2020 and preparing for the fall semester amid the COVID-19 pandemic," said Laura Jolly, dean and Dean's Chair of the College of Human Sciences. "We are very grateful for his service and stewardship of the school, and we wish him the best as he transitions into retirement."
In addition to Hackmann's retirement, associate director Denise Crawford and director of graduate education Anne Foegen have stepped down from their respective roles.
Jolly will announce interim leadership in the coming weeks and host a series of meetings with the school's faculty and staff.
The School of Education was created in 2012 by merging the departments of curriculum and instruction and educational leadership and policy studies, their associated research centers and the university's educator preparation program.