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Meet Ann Sullivan, Native American Tutor

Feb 04, 2019 05:28AM ● By Editor
Exclusive to Boreal Community Media - February 4, 2019

Ann Sullivan has been working with students at Cook County Schools for six years now.  She originally was hired as a paraprofessional by ISD 166, but then was encouraged to apply for a position with the Grand Portage Education Department.  After interviewing, she was hired by the RTC (Reservation Tribal Council) to be a middle school tutor for Native American students and those who live in Grand Portage.

Ann said that she loves working with middle school students, as they are "all over the map" developmentally and always keep her smiling.

Ann lives with her husband northwest of Grand Marais.  Initially she was living in a cabin northwest of Lutsen until they sold their home in the Twin Cities and he moved here.  Their son also lives in Grand Marais and is a paraprofessional for ISD 166.  Educational genes run in this family!

People may be surprised to know that Ann has been a "retired" principal for ten years.  She missed working with students, which led her to continue working with Cook County students.

Ann's father encouraged her to follow her passions and be adventurous.  According to Ann, "This was great advice that provided me with lots of learning, engagement, and travel."

Thanks for all that you do Ann!