Phone: 919-934-5191, ext. 5118


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Teaching English, Speech, and Theater from Southwest Minnesota State University (1991) Master of Arts in Speech Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato (1997) AIG Certification from Campbell University

Mrs. Gwendolyn (Gwen) Sullivan

Phone: 919-934-5191, ext. 5191

Plan C Schedule Until Jan. 29, 2021  

Plan B Schedule Beginning Feb. 1, 2021 

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I am thrilled to be a part of the SSS Sparta Nation! My daughter is a 2017 SSS graduate, and she taught me all about Spartan Pride! Now, after spending the past 12 years teaching middle school at Selma Middle and Wendell Middle, I have finally "graduated" to teaching on the high school level--again!

I started my teaching career in Minnesota, where I was born and raised. I taught high school English, speech, theater, and journalism in Minnesota for 4 years. Then, I studied for and received my Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Do you recognize the name of the town Mankato? That probably means you were a fan of the Little House on the Prairie books or the 1970's TV show. Mankato was the closest "big" town to Laura Ingalls Wilder's home town of Walnut Grove (yes, that's a real town in Minnesota too).

From 1997 to 2003, I taught university-level speech communication classes at both Minnesota State University and South Central Community College. I started my own communication consulting practice called Communication Innovations, and my husband Douglas Sullivan and I had 2 children, Savannah and Caleb. We moved with our pre-school aged children 4 times within a 3-year period before finally landing in the Smithfield-Selma area of Johnston County, where Douglas grew up and was a graduate of Clayton High School. 

I look forward to meeting even more people in this heartwarming, SSSTRONG community! I especially want to continue the exciting work of helping our young adults become the skilled, principled, and mentally/emotionally STRONG men and women who will lead us through the rest of the 21st century!

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  • JCPS Outdoor Mask Mandate Lifted

    While face masks are still required in all of our indoor facilities, students, staff, and guests of our campuses are no longer required to wear a face covering when outdoors. Students and staff may continue to wear masks when participating in recess or outdoor activities if they choose to do so.

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  • 2021-2022 JCPS Preschool applications now open

    The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.

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  • JCPS releases updated graduation and prom details

    Johnston County Public Schools has updated its plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Pre-K - 5th Grade to return to Plan A on March 1

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return Pre-K - 5th grade to Plan A, four days per week, beginning on Monday, March. 1.

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