Dr. Stephen Hackett

Dr. Stephen Hackett - Principal

Dr. Hackett resides in Chester, VA with his wife and three children. Since 2004 he has worked for Chesterfield County Public Schools as a teacher, coach, mentor, and administrator. He spent the first 10 years in the classroom teaching Technology and Engineering classes, prior to Carver Academy he was the Assistant and Associate Principal of Chesterfield Career and Technical Center’s Hull Street campus. Dr. Hackett earned a Bachelor of Science in Technical Education from Buffalo State University, a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a passion for Career and Technical Education and believes in experiential learning that uses authentic and captivating learning experiences to help students meet their goals as they pursue their career dreams.

Ms. Dana Wilson

Ms. Dana Dale - Associate Principal

Mrs. Dale has 17 years of experience in education. She started her career in Kirksville, Missouri working with exceptional education students at the local middle school. In 2003, she moved to Virginia where she taught 6th grade mathematics in Henrico. In 2004, Mrs. Wilson made the jump to Chesterfield County where she taught math at Carver Middle, Manchester Middle, and Falling Creek Middle. Mrs. Wilson also served 2 years as the Dean of Students at Cosby High School.Mrs. Wilson earned an undergraduate degree in Business Education from Buena Vista University in Iowa. Mrs. Wilson completed her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University where she also was the recipient of the William C. Bosher, Jr. Scholarship.

Ms. Michelle Wilder

Ms. Michelle Wilder - Assistant Principal

Ms. Wilder is proud to be a product of Chesterfield County Public Schools. After graduating from James Madison University, Ms. Wilder began her career as a classroom teacher at Midlothian High School. Her passion for helping students led her to Longwood University, where she received a Master of Science in Counseling. After serving as a professional school counselor at Lloyd C Bird High School and Manchester High School, Ms. Wilder received a Post-Master’s Certificate in Administration and Supervision at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has worked as a dean and assistant principal in several high schools in the county. Ms. Wilder is excited to become a member of the Carver College and Career Academy family!