Dr. Jill M. Hackman

Dr. Jill M. Hackman joined the Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) on June 1, 2009. Prior to her appointment as executive director, she served as the assistant executive director for the organization, a position she held for two years.

From January 2014 through August 2014, Dr. Hackman assumed the role of acting executive director; her leadership and service during that time were critical to the success of the Reading School District project. As assistant executive director, she led BCIU’s efforts to develop a county-wide safety plan to respond to incidents that threaten the safety of children in schools.

From 2009 through 2012, she served as the director of early childhood and student services, BCIU’s largest office that provides programs and services to more than 5,000 children.

Dr. Hackman brings extensive school district administrative experience to her role as executive director, having served as assistant superintendent, director of student services, and as a teacher and facilitator in the field of special education. She is a member of the University of Pennsylvania Study Council, serves as a board member on the Council on Chemical Abuse, and serves as the Berks Career and Technology Center superintendent of record.

Dr. Hackman is committed to ensuring that BCIU provides high quality and cost effective programs and services for Berks County school districts, charter schools, private schools, and other organizations and agencies that serve children. She is a strong advocate for public education with elected officials, and will continue to foster partnerships with business and community agencies to strengthen educational programs in Berks County.


American Association of School Administrators
Association of Educational Service Agencies
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Council for Exceptional Children
Pennsylvania School Boards Association
Phi Delta Kappa


Ed.D. Immaculata University
Educational Leadership & Administration, 2007
Superintendent’s Letter of Eligibility, 2006
K-12 Principal’s Certification, 2004

M.Ed. Temple University
Educational Administration, 1998
Secondary Principal’s Certification, 1998

B.S. Millersville University
Elementary & Special Education, 1995
Special Education Supervisory Certification, 2002


Berks County Intermediate Unit 14
Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, Director, Early Childhood & Student Services
Wilkes University – Graduate Instructor
Warwick School District – Assistant Superintendent, Director, Student Services
Eastern Mennonite University – Academic Coordinator & Graduate Instructor
Columbia Borough School District – Supervisor, Special Education
School District of Lancaster – Instructional Facilitator, Office of Teaching and Learning
Mechanicsburg School District – Middle School Special Education Teacher

contact: Dr. Jill M. Hackman – 610-987-8404 –

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