Mr. Sullivan was born and raised in Toms River, New Jersey where he graduated from Toms River East High School. Prior to obtaining his BA, Mr. Sullivan worked for two years in the private sector at a school for profoundly disabled students. It was there he geared his career path towards education. In 2010, Mr. Sullivan graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and because of his time in special education, also obtained his Teacher of Students with Disabilities certification. In 2011, after realizing that he wanted to make more of an impact on his students, Mr. Sullivan returned back to school and obtained a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction. With a continued passion for making change, Mr. Sullivan also went on to earn a Master’s in Educational Leadership.
In 2010, Mr. Sullivan joined the Belleville family and began teaching at Belleville High School as both a teacher and a coach for various sports. To fulfill his first leadership role, Mr. Sullivan became the supervisor of a summer school program for the Essex County Regional Educational Services Commission during the summer months of 2015. That following September, Mr. Sullivan became the supervisor for the Belleville Universal Campus School and also held an assistant principal position at Belleville High School for five years. In 2020, Mr. Sullivan excitedly joined Belleville School 10 as principal and has called School 10 home since.