Todd Kimmel

Principal, Horatio B. Hackett School
School District of Philadelphia
2019 Neubauer Fellow
Grade Level
PreK - 5th
Student Enrollment
School/Org Neighborhood
M.Ed. Education, Administrative Certification Program, Cabrini University
B.S. Elementary/Special Education, Temple University
I serve as a principal in the neighborhood where I live because I am committed to ensuring that all students have access to a high quality educational experience. Joining the Neubauer Fellowship will help me to continue to a grow and become a better leader.

Todd has served as the principal of Horatio B. Hackett School since 2015. Under his leadership, Horatio B. Hackett School has achieved continued growth on the School Progress Report (SPR) since 2017. The school’s SPR Overall score increased from 15% to 67%. English/Language Arts scores increased 13%, math scores increased 5%, and science scores increased 14%. Hackett was also selected by the Philadelphia Eagles and Mural Arts for the 2018 Eagles Playground build.

Todd has been an educator since 2007. Prior to becoming a principal, Todd served as 6th grade learning support teacher, 5th grade special education inclusion teacher, K-3 learning support, 2nd grade teacher, and 5th grade teacher. Todd is a recipient of 2019 Lindback Award for Distinguished Leadership and currently sits on the board of directors for the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC). Todd grew up in Philadelphia and attended Northeast High School.