Dr. Sullivan is the Founder of Ashé Preparatory Academy, a K-8 public charter school that will open in 2019 in Skyway, Washington. She is also Past President of the Seattle Affiliate of the National Black Child Development Institute (BCDI-Seattle) where the primary focus of her work has been around implementing appropriate learning environments for Black children and working with families and communities to increase their advocacy for their children. The author of three books, Dr. Sullivan’s third book, Cultivating the Genius of Black Children, guides teachers in creating classrooms that support the learning needs of Black children and many other children with similar learning styles and preferences. One of Dr. Sullivan’s favorite past times is cooking and she owns (at least) 150 cookbooks representing a variety of countries, cooking techniques, and types of food. Give her some garlic, onions, and olive oil and prepare to feast! Dr. Sullivan earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Seattle University, and a bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Washington. She was recently awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Champlain College in Vermont.
Monique Manuel HarrisonFOUNDING PRINCIPAL
Monique Manuel Harrision is the founding principal at Ashé Preparatory Academy with 27 years of experience. She holds a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and is pursuing her doctorate in Leadership and a superintendent certification. She comes to Ashé Preparatory Academy with experience as an elementary principal and an assistant principal at the high school and K-8 levels. Monique is a National Board Certified Teacher with 22 years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught secondary mathematics in Oklahoma, California and Washington. Monique currently holds Washington certificates in Mathematics, Middle Level Mathematics, and Administration. When she isn’t researching education practices and reform, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, spoiling her dog, Harrison, listening to all types of music, and going to the opera.