CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Since he began teaching students with disabilities in 1972, Mike Sullivan’s positive impact on the general and special education profession has been expansive. His dedication was recognized during the June meeting of the West Virginia Board of Education.
During his 39 years as an educator, Sullivan has served in different roles in the education field. Initially he worked for the Marshall University College of Graduate Studies and the West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children. He served as the council’s executive director until 1988.
In 1988, Sullivan became a full-time faculty member at the College of Graduate Studies and has since become a professor and the program director of the Special Education Department at Marshall University Graduate School. In 1998, he again returned to the Council for Education of Exceptional Children as its executive director. In total, Sullivan has served as executive director for 20 years.
For more information, please contact the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699.