I’ve spent the past 10 years working in education in Shelby County and communities across the country as a champion for teachers, advocate for parents and families, and proponent for change and innovation. And now, I want to do the same for District 4 as a member of the School Board.

 

 

 

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When our students, families, and schools thrive, so does our community. As the Greater Memphis area works to move forward and revitalize our economy, we must also invest in our children and ensure all students, including those in District 4, have access to a high-quality education.

 

I know firsthand that a great education can lift families and propel communities forward. As a product of public education and a mother of two young daughters, I also know the challenges we face: aging school buildings, students graduating unprepared for college or career, and lack of access to early childhood education. As a school board member, I want to enact policies that create conditions for all students to learn and achieve. I am a mom, on a mission. Join me today!

 

 

  • College and Career Readiness

    Students should have the academic foundation to become leaders in both business and industry.

         I was the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college. I participated in the district’s optional program and was able to participate in both Honors and Advanced Placement classes. I know that these opportunities prepared me for a successful experience in college and set the foundation for my career. Unfortunately, too many of our students lack the same access and supports I had years ago. 1 out of every 5 students graduating this year will leave high-school without the tools needed to earn a living-wage or excel in college coursework. The future our community depends on our ability to deliver a high-quality education to our students, today! We cannot be a great city without great schools.

    • Equal access to rigorous learning opportunities

    • Accountability to ensure teachers deliver strong instruction and have high expectations for student learning

    • Partnerships with local industry leaders to build a plan for workforce development and prepare students for thriving careers post-graduation

    • Principal leadership and teacher development

     

  • High-Quality Learning Environments

    Students and teachers deserve dignified places to teach and learn.

         More than 30 years ago my elementary school was overcrowded and lacked space for extracurricular activities and programs and several of my classes were held outside the main building, in a portable classroom. Today, my 7-year old daughter faces those same challenges. I understand that we must develop a comprehensive plan to address the changes needed to upgrade the learning facilities within Shelby County. Children across District 4 are being asked to learn in building with inadequate heating and air-conditioning systems and teachers are often hindered because they lack access to updated teaching tools that make use of modern technologies. There are students in mobile classroom units and many of our buildings are ill-equipped to support the needs of students with disabilities.

         We must ensure our district has a comprehensive plan that address current needs, maximizes building utilization and ultimately leads to a high-quality and engaging experiences for all students and teachers.

    • Physical upgrades to ensure optimal environments for students and teachers, especially those with disabilities

    • Plan to address building utilization across our district

    • Invest to provide access to robust technology and resources

     

  • Community Centered Schools

    Schools should embody the communities they serve.

        Lasting change in our schools will only be possible if we work together as a community – students, families, district leaders and community members. Research shoes that when authentic partnerships are formed between schools, families and communities, students benefit. Students have higher grades, fewer tardies, lower suspension rates and are more likely to graduate. Yet, too often, parents like me feel excluded and unheard. I want to serve as a voice for District 4 and work in partnership with students and families to provide real opportunities to shape the future of our district and have an active role in decision-making.

    • Community based partnerships with direct service providers and after/before school programs

    • Parent programs that support student learning

    • District-wide plan engaging students and families as partners in shaping the future of our schools

    • Principal and teacher training to build culturally competent and community responsive schools

     

• Aspire East Academy

• DuBois Elementary

  School of Entrepreneurship

• Germanshire Elementary

• Germantown Elementary

• Germantown High

• Germantown Middle

• Hickory Ridge Middle

• Highland Oaks Elementary

• Highland Oaks Middle

• Kirby High

• Lowrance School

• Oak Forest Elementary

• Power Center Academy

  Elementary Southeast

• Power Center Academy

  Middle Southeast

• Ross Elementary

• Southwind Elementary

• Southwind High

• Winridge Elementary

 

Get in touch

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Email  kristymsullivan@yahoo.com

 

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Paid for by Friends to Elect Kristy Sullivan, Jeremy Gladne Treasurer.

 

When our students, families, and schools thrive, so does our community. As the Greater Memphis area works to move forward and revitalize our economy, we must also invest in our children and ensure all students, including those in District 4, have access to a high-quality education.

 

I know firsthand that a great education can lift families and propel communities forward. As a product of public education and a mother of two young daughters, I also know the challenges we face: aging school buildings, students graduating unprepared for college or career, and lack of access to early childhood education. As a school board member, I want to enact policies that create conditions for all students to learn and achieve.   I am a mom, on a mission. Join me today!

 

 

• Aspire East Academy

• DuBois Elementary

  School of Entrepreneurship

• Germanshire Elementary

• Germantown Elementary

• Germantown High

• Germantown Middle

• Hickory Ridge Middle

• Highland Oaks Elementary

• Highland Oaks Middle

• Kirby High

• Lowrance School

• Oak Forest Elementary

• Power Center Academy

  Elementary Southeast

• Power Center Academy

  Middle Southeast

• Ross Elementary

• Southwind Elementary

• Southwind High

• Winridge Elementary

I’ve spent the past 10 years working in education in Shelby County and communities across the country as a champion for teachers, advocate for parents and families, and proponent for change and innovation. And now, I want to do the same for District 4 as a member of the School Board.

 

 

 

READ FULL BIO

When our students, families, and schools thrive, so does our community. As the Greater Memphis area works to move forward and revitalize our economy, we must also invest in our children and ensure all students, including those in District 4, have access to a high-quality education.

 

I know firsthand that a great education can lift families and propel communities forward. As a product of public education and a mother of two young daughters, I also know the challenges we face: aging school buildings, students graduating unprepared for college or career, and lack of access to early childhood education. As a school board member, I want to enact policies that create conditions for all students to learn and achieve.   I am a mom, on a mission. Join me today!

 

 

• Aspire East Academy

• DuBois Elementary

  School of Entrepreneurship

• Germanshire Elementary

• Germantown Elementary

• Germantown High

• Germantown Middle

• Hickory Ridge Middle

• Highland Oaks Elementary

• Highland Oaks Middle

• Kirby High

• Lowrance School

• Oak Forest Elementary

• Power Center Academy

  Elementary Southeast

• Power Center Academy

  Middle Southeast

• Ross Elementary

• Southwind Elementary

• Southwind High

• Winridge Elementary

What Districts Am I In?

  • College and Career Readiness

    Students should have the academic foundation to become leaders in both business and industry.

         I was the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college. I participated in the district’s optional program and was able to participate in both Honors and Advanced Placement classes. I know that these opportunities prepared me for a successful experience in college and set the foundation for my career. Unfortunately, too many of our students lack the same access and supports I had years ago. 1 out of every 5 students graduating this year will leave high-school without the tools needed to earn a living-wage or excel in college coursework. The future our community depends on our ability to deliver a high-quality education to our students, today! We cannot be a great city without great schools.

    • Equal access to rigorous learning opportunities

    • Accountability to ensure teachers deliver strong instruction and have high expectations for student learning

    • Partnerships with local industry leaders to build a plan for workforce development and prepare students for thriving careers post-graduation

    • Principal leadership and teacher development

     

  • High-Quality Learning Environments

    Students and teachers deserve dignified places to teach and learn.

         More than 30 years ago my elementary school was overcrowded and lacked space for extracurricular activities and programs and several of my classes were held outside the main building, in a portable classroom. Today, my 7-year old daughter faces those same challenges. I understand that we must develop a comprehensive plan to address the changes needed to upgrade the learning facilities within Shelby County. Children across District 4 are being asked to learn in building with inadequate heating and air-conditioning systems and teachers are often hindered because they lack access to updated teaching tools that make use of modern technologies. There are students in mobile classroom units and many of our buildings are ill-equipped to support the needs of students with disabilities.

         We must ensure our district has a comprehensive plan that address current needs, maximizes building utilization and ultimately leads to a high-quality and engaging experiences for all students and teachers.

    • Physical upgrades to ensure optimal environments for students and teachers, especially those with disabilities

    • Plan to address building utilization across our district

    • Invest to provide access to robust technology and resources

     

  • Community Centered Schools

    Schools should embody the communities they serve.

        Lasting change in our schools will only be possible if we work together as a community – students, families, district leaders and community members. Research shoes that when authentic partnerships are formed between schools, families and communities, students benefit. Students have higher grades, fewer tardies, lower suspension rates and are more likely to graduate. Yet, too often, parents like me feel excluded and unheard. I want to serve as a voice for District 4 and work in partnership with students and families to provide real opportunities to shape the future of our district and have an active role in decision-making.

    • Community based partnerships with direct service providers and after/before school programs

    • Parent programs that support student learning

    • District-wide plan engaging students and families as partners in shaping the future of our schools

    • Principal and teacher training to build culturally competent and community responsive schools

Paid for by Friends to Elect Kristy Sullivan,

 Jeremy Gladne Treasurer.

 

• Aspire East Academy

• DuBois Elementary

  School of Entrepreneurship

• Germanshire Elementary

• Germantown Elementary

• Germantown High

• Germantown Middle

• Hickory Ridge Middle

• Highland Oaks Elementary

• Highland Oaks Middle

• Kirby High

• Lowrance School

• Oak Forest Elementary

• Power Center Academy

  Elementary Southeast

• Power Center Academy

  Middle Southeast

• Ross Elementary

• Southwind Elementary

• Southwind High

• Winridge Elementary