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About Me

Hello and welcome from Mr. Hackel!

I hail from the mean streets of Kaukauna, WI. In high school I was active in choir, theatre, and forensics, so my dramatic flair has carried over to my teaching. I remain a massive supporter of the arts to this day.

After graduating in 2013, I took my talents to The University of Wisconsin - Madison, graduating in the spring of 2017 with a double major in history and economics. Keeping the singing train rolling, I got to live the dream of being in a collegiate a cappella group ("Like Pitch Perfect?" Yes. That's a real competition in the movie, and we competed in it. The group is still going strong. Under A-Rest. Music puns. Check them out!)

Almost immediately afterward, I was fortunate enough to enter UW's Master's program in secondary (6th-12th) education, graduating in summer 2018 along with attaining my teaching license.

From there, I spent a year at Menasha High School as an ELL (English language learners) teacher.

It is my great honor and privilege to now call Wisconsin Heights home! I teach Social Studies 8, Modern US History, Law in America, and stole Social Problems from Mr. Steiner. I also serve as Heights' forensics club coach. The 2020-21 school year will be my 2nd at Heights.

Outside school, my hobbies include video games, chess, weightlifting, watching college football, rooting for perennially underperforming Wisconsin pro/college teams and Minnesota Wild hockey. (Chicago? I'll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I root for a team from there!), reading comic books, baking the best Reeseā€™s brownies this side of the Mississippi, playing the occasional bass guitar, and spending time with my fiancee, Jillian, and our mini Goldendoodle, Annie!

Go Vanguards!

Jill and I enjoying the beautiful summer evening!
Annie, being adorable as always.