Patricia Donnelly Sullivan ’82, ’12G

Hometown: Bedford, NH
CAGS – Online Teaching & Learning ’12
MEd – Masters in Education ’12
BS – Elementary Education K-8 ’82

Current or previous employer and a brief professional summary:

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Southern NH University

Teaching future educators at the graduate and undergraduate level, engaging them in their Learning through Technology utilizing 21st Century tools.

MEYER-DONNELLY CONSULTING Owner and Consultant for  Instructional Technologies. Learning Management Systems integrator. Partners are nationwide.

COMPUTER STUDIES Technologist & Faculty member, Derry Cooperative School District

Why did you choose Plymouth State?

Being from Keene, I was looking to stay in New Hampshire, Plymouth was perfect with the small-town feel.

How did your Plymouth State education prepare you for your career?

Each day while I engage my pedagogy, content and technology skills I think of how PSC prepared me for the classroom.   Living off campus with seven roommates and working while going to school prepared me for the non-stop world of education.

How do you spend your “free” time?

Working full-time as a public school teacher and part-time as a University Professor uses a lot of time for planning classes and assessing my students.  I love spending time with my family and friends attending local activities; snowshoeing, reading, quilting, attending lectures, and travelling.   Last year I snuck in a drive cross-country and the year before Dan and I brought the boys to Ireland.

What inspired you to serve on the PSUAA Board of Directors?   

I was honored to be asked to run for the PSUAA.  The Director of Alumni at the time visited my school in order to write a story about when I carried the Olympic Torch.  My name was put on the ballot at that point and I was elected.

What do you hope to accomplish as a member of the PSUAA Board of Directors?

I hope to make a contribution to working as a collaborative group.  Each of us brings a uniqueness to the board where we can cooperate to bring the past to the present.  Engaging with the current students allows us to build a bridge to our future too.

Why is it important for alumni to stay connected with Plymouth State?

You can’t recreate the past however the more seasoned you become, the more value past partnerships and friendships hold.   Plymouth is a beautiful town.

Favorite book, movie, or TV Show?

I read constantly both professional reading and for fun.   I enjoy books where I can learn something and travel to a place I’ve never been.