Getting to Know You

Megan Sullivan Megan Sullivan

Mrs. Sullivan is a new fifth grade teacher at M.C. Smith Intermediate School. She has lived in Rhode Island, Indiana and New York, and now she is excited to be a member of the Bluehawk family!

Here are a few things to help you get to know Mrs. Sullivan:

 

What is your role here at the Hudson City School District, and where do you work?
I teach 5th grade English/Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies at Montgomery C. Smith Intermediate School.

When did you start working at here?
I started in September of 2017. This is my first year at the district.

What do you like most about your job?
I love having the opportunity to teach students how to find their voices as writers and learners. It means a lot to me to have a classroom community, in which all my students feel welcomed and supported. I love my students, and I love getting to work with them each day and witnessing them grow!

What is your education background?
I went to Niagara University for my Bachelor’s degree in Education, with a focus in English. I then received my Master’s degree in Literacy Education from Providence College in Rhode Island while participating in a program that is like Teach for America.

What is your background like – previous jobs?
I started teaching in Rhode Island, where I spent five years at two different schools. My husband’s job then moved us to Indiana for a year, where I taught at a Montessori school for grades 7-8. From there, we moved to the Albany area and I taught grades 3 and 6 at Troy Prep Charter School for three years. I am now proud to be a member of the Bluehawk family!

Tell us a bit about your life and interests outside of school.
I spend a lot of time with my husband and my son, Thomas, who is currently 17 months old. I love to read, do puzzles, and cheer on the Buffalo Bills during football season.

What is the best advice anyone has given you?
Work smarter, not harder.

What is your motto or personal mantra?
"Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle." - Plato