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Meet the team

                                         Teresa Sullivan, PhD, is a veteran Massachusetts high school principal and professional                                                                   development provider. As the Principal of Abington High School,  Dr. Sullivan built strong                                                               teams and a purposeful culture leading to the coveted US DOE Blue Ribbon in 2018 as                                                                     ONE of only seven Exemplary Gap Closing traditional public high schools in Massachusetts                                                             in the last decade. Terri is a researched, accomplished, and dynamic thought leader with a                                                             Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts and                                                           a P.C. in Leadership and Communication from Harvard University. 

Publications:

  • Sullivan, T., Louko, L. & McHugh, K. (Coming 2025). "Teaching at the Tipping Point: Embracing Empathy and Equity in Education." Palgrave Pivot, New York.

  • Sullivan, T. (Coming July 2024). "The Principal's Problem: Anchoring Equity in an Exclusionary System". IRECONF-3517

  • Sullivan, T. (2022). "Pandemic Behavior Management: It’s All in the ARC." ASCD.

  • Sullivan, T.L. (2018). "The Educationalization of Student Emotional and Behavioral Health: Alternative Truth." Palgrave Pivot, New York.

  • Sullivan-Cruz, T.L., & Thomas, D.M. (2017). "Student Emotional Health: Exposing a Responsibility Gap." National Youth-at-Risk Conference West.

  • Sullivan, T.L., & Thomas, D.M. (2017). "Massachusetts Schools Respond to Gun Violence and Opioid Abuse for Youth Experiencing Stress, Anxiety, or Trauma." National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah.

  • Sullivan-Cruz, T.L. (2017). "Student Emotional Health: A Public Crisis of Social Conscience." Dissertation, UMass, Dartmouth.

 

 Thought leader presentations: 

  • International Conference on Innovative Research in Education, Nice, France

  • World Conference on Teaching and Education, Zurich, Switzerland 

  • Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA)

  • Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.)

  • National Blue-Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference, Orlando, FL

  • National Youth-at-Risk Conferences, San Antonio, TX and Savannah, GA

As a former high school History teacher, Curriculum Director, Assistant Principal and Principal, Terri brings substantial authenticity to professional development in public education. Her research, education, and passion for public policy and social justice provide a powerful context for her work. Terri is a skilled and engaging  instructor, sharing important wisdom and wit. 

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Mentors/Coaches 

Partner Facilitators

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Kim McHugh, M.A.

ELA Teacher

Abington High School

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Dympna Thomas, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Pilgrim Area Collaborative

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Laura Louko, M.Ed.

Pk-12 Curriculum Coordinator

 Avon Public Schools

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Peter Serino, M.Ed.

Athletic Director

Abington Public Schools

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Kristin Ferioli, M.Ed.

Director of Guidance

 Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School

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Jason Scott, M.Ed.

Department Chair

 History

 Abington Public Schools

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Jackie Abrams

Pre-K to 5 Humanities Coordinator

Canton Public Schools

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Deborah Rooney

Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

 Canton Public Schols

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