Passionate about teaching and learning, Dr. Jacie Maslyk has
served in public education for 22 years. Dr. Maslyk worked as a
classroom teacher, reading specialist, elementary school principal, and
Director of Elementary Education prior to her current role as the Assistant
Superintendent in the Hopewell Area School District.
Dr. Maslyk is an advocate for creativity and innovation in the
classroom and has presented at the local, state, and national level on many
topics, including STEAM education and the Maker Movement. Active in
educational organizations, she has served as an Editorial Advisor for the
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Principal Magazine
and published a number of articles on school leadership, the Common Core, and
effective classroom instruction. Dr. Maslyk also blogs for the
International Literacy Association (ILA) and volunteers on several ILA
A successful school leader, Dr. Maslyk was recognized as a National
Distinguished Principal finalist in Pennsylvania in 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, she was awarded the Frank S. Manchester Award for Excellence in
Journalism from the Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School
Principals (PAESSP). She is also the author of STEAMMakers;
Fostering Creating and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom, a book focused
on incorporating hands-on learning into our instruction.
What Dr. Maslyk loves most about Hopewell is watching the passion
in the students when they are truly engaged in learning. It is that
spark in a student's eye that makes it all worth it!