Kathleen Sullivan

Kathleen Sullivan



Kathleen Sullivan is the Founder and Head of School at Jefferson RISE Charter School. Prior to opening Jefferson RISE, Ms. Sullivan participated in an intensive training program concentrated on the skills needed to design, found, lead, and sustain a high performing charter school. An award winning teacher and instructional coach, she spent eight years working with at-risk students in an urban Connecticut school district where she was celebrated for bringing innovation, excitement and love of learning to the classroom.

“Kathleen is a passionate and proven educator who has demonstrated her leadership by working the past 18 months to bring greater choice to the parents of Jefferson Parish,” Board member Robert Spencer states. “The Board looks forward to working with her to ensure all scholars of Jefferson RISE are prepared for college and professional careers.”

Ms. Sullivan holds a Master's Degree in Teacher Leadership from University of Bridgeport and a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Chemistry from Fairfield University.

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