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
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!
Johnston County Public Schools has developed a detailed 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.
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is Feb. 15-March 5. Full details are available on the Kindergarten Registration website.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.