Board appoints Cornell to Hackett leadership team

Exterior photo of the front of Hackett Middle School in winter

The City School District of Albany Board of Education has appointed veteran administrator Suzann Cornell to replace retiring William S. Hackett Middle School Assistant Principal Judith Collins. Cornell begins her new role at Hackett on July 1. 

Cornell joined the district in 1998 as a teacher at Pine Hills Elementary School. In 2013, the district appointed her as a district-wide instructional coach, a position she held until she was appointed as an assistant academy principal at Albany High School in 2016. The district promoted her to academy principal in 2017. 

She has served as an administrator on special assignment since 2019, working with the district’s two receivership elementary schools – Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Sheridan Preparatory Academy. 

Cornell earned her bachelor’s degree from The College of Saint Rose and her master’s degree from the University at Albany. She holds certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.