PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Jennifer Sullivan, M.S. is an educator with 18 years of experience as an instructor and administrator in the field of education. She received her Bachelors Degree in Human Development from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL and earned her Masters Degree in Multicultural and Urban Education with a concentration in Special Education from College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, NY. Jennifer Sullivan has also completed the Assistive Technology Applications Certification Program at California State University at Northridge.  

 

Jennifer has worked in K-12 schools and colleges in Connecticut, New York and Florida. Jennifer has presented nationally at education conferences on the topics of supporting students and families with learning disabilities and how teachers can support students' executive functioning skill development.  She has presented at forums and conferences for the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), Independent Education Consultants Association (IECA), American Sociological Association (ASA), Eastern Sociological Society (ESS), and Connecticut School Counselor Association. She has also published articles on innovative teaching strategies in the classroom, assistive technology, and other issues related to educational equality and advocacy. 

Presentations

  • "Strengthening Self-Advocacy Skills in Secondary and Postsecondary Students," Learning Disabilities Association International Conference, Orlanda, FL, February 2020.

  • "Tools For the Future: Mastering Executive Functioning Success in Middle School Through College," UCONN, Storrs, CT, April 2019.

  • "Executive Functioning 101: Success for School, Home and College," Mohegan Sun, Disability Summit, March 2019.

  • "Managing Challenging Behavior," Mohegan Sun, Disability Summit, March 2018.

  • "Tools and a Timeline for College Readiness", Regional Transition Network, Old Lyme, CT May 2017

  • "Thinking Outside the PC: Incorporating Technology into Classroom Learning", Thames Academy, New London, CT, March 2016

  • "Executive Functioning: Skill Development & College Readiness," Westerly High School, Westerly, RI, February 2016

  • "Where is the Like Button?: Exploring Immediate Instructor Feedback in the Classroom,"Eastern Sociological Society, Boston, MA, March 2016

  • "Top Ten College Readiness Skills Successful Students Need," New London Public Library, New London, CT, January 2016

  • "Executive Functioning Skills Every Successful College Student/Parent Should Know", IECA, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2015

  • "Supporting Parents of Students With LD During the Transition Process to College", IECA, Scottsdale, AZ, November 2015

  • "Transition to College for High School Students with Disabilities:  What You Need to Know to Help Students and Parents Successfully Navigate the Transition", Connecticut Association of School Counselors, Mitchell College, May 2015

  • "Scholarly Publishing versus social media: Exploring the ways women use technology and it implications for closing the gender gap," Eastern Sociological Society, New York, NY, March 2015

Published Articles

How to Request Disability Supports in College - An Overview and Checklist

-March 2020, CollegiateParent.com

5 Things to Know Before Your College Student Comes Home Over the Holidays

-November 2019, Grown and Flown

Improve Student Learning in Only 3 Seconds    - October 2019, Faculty Focus

5 Tips for Teaching Students How to Ask for Help    - July 2019, Edutopia

Easy Ways to Bring Assistive Technology Into Your Classroom

- May 2019, Edutopia

Disability Technology Inspiring Tomorrow's Tech Innovation

- April 2019, EdTechReview

Rethinking Assistive Technology

- February 2019, Edutopia

4 Benefits of Photography For Autistic Students

- November 2018, Edutopia

Laughter Is Not the Best Medicine, But it Sure Does Help

- October 2018, ADDitude Magazine

3 Apps That Lead to Improved Executive Functioning

- December 2017, eschoolnews.com

How Instructors Can Encourage a Growth Mindset in the Classroom

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Winter 2015.

 

Seeing Sociology Through the Lens of a Camera

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Spring 2015

 

First Day Activity to Illustrate Social Norms

- ASA Teaching/Learning Newsletter, Winter 2014

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