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
I am thrilled to be a part of the SSS Sparta Nation! My daughter, Savannah Sullivan, is a 2017 graduate from SSS, and she taught me all about Spartan Pride! Now, after spending the past 12 years teaching middle school, I have finally "graduated" to teaching on the high school level--again! And best of all, I am here for my son Caleb's senior year as a Spartan. 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 TV show from the 1970's. Mankato was the closest "big" town to Laura Ingalls Wilder's home of Walnut Grove (yes, that's a real town in Minnesota too).
From 1997 to 2006, I experienced tremendous growth in my life personally and professionally: 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, through which I conducted trainings, small-group workshops, and even one-on-one coaching for a variety of communication skills and topics. Oh, and somewhere in there, I had 2 children with my husband of 27 years, Douglas (a JoCo native and graduate of Clayton High School), and moved 4 times within a 3-year period before finally landing in Smithfield!
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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