Hadley Swope  Kornacki

Head of School
English Faculty

  • Pitzer College, B.A., Art and Anthropology
  • Sierra Nevada College, M.A., Teaching
  • Archaeology Field School, University of California, Davis, St. Llorec de Mont Gai, Spain
  • Multicultural Education, School for International Training, Melbourne, Australia
  • CT Professional Teaching Certification: K-12 Art, K-6 Multisubject
  • Education Pioneers: Year-long Visiting Fellowship
  • Acumen+ and IDEO: Human Centered Design For Social Innovation

Hadley lives in Deep River, CT with her daughter, Scout, and husband, Nick, where she enjoys doing design and construction projects on their property, boating and camping on the CT River, and getting involved in the local community. Hadley has a passion for the outdoors that she loves to share with others. She takes every moment she can to seek new experiences and see new places. Some of her most memorable outdoor adventures include a family camping and hiking trip in Olympic National Park, a week of surfing and camping from Malibu to San Onofre, Winter camping and skiing at Mammoth Mountain, and hiking in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia. Hadley’s favorite outdoor education trip she has led was a week-long sailing and marine science trip on the Gaslight Schooner in the San Francisco Bay.

relevant experience
  • Director, Recruitment Outreach, Achievement First
  • Teacher Recruiter, Achievement First
  • 4th Grade Teacher, Instructional Coach, and Grade Level Chair Elm City College Prep
    • Grade level achieved ConnCAN’s Top 10 List for their performance on the Connecticut Mastery Test and was awarded Best Outcomes for African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income students.
  • Adjunct Professor, Elementary Teaching Methods and Social Studies Teaching Methods, Sierra Nevada College
  • Professional Development and Communications Coordinator, Squaw Valley Academy
  • 6th-12th Grade Art Teacher, 9th Grade Geography Teacher, 10th Grade World History Teacher, Squaw Valley Academy
  • 5th Grade Teacher, Mark Twain Elementary School
    • Achieved AYP each year
  • Extended Design Team Member, Achievement First and IDEO Greenfield School Design
  • Elected Board of Education Member, Deep River, Connecticut
  • Appointed Representative to the Board, LEARN Regional Educational Consortium
  • Appointed Teacher Representative to the Board, Elm City College Prep