Associate Director for Education Heads to NAD
Story by V. Michelle Bernard
After serving 10 years as associate director for Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Columbia Union Conference’s Office of Education, and seven years as associate Superintendent of Schools for the Potomac Conference, Evelyn Sullivan will soon leave her position at the union. She starts her new role March 1 as the Early Childhood Education director at the North American Division.
“She has been a valuable pioneer-leader, contributing immensely to getting ECEC to where it is now—over 20 centers and over 1,200 students. While she is changing titles and buildings, we welcome the opportunity to cooperate closely with Evelyn, furthering the ministry of the ECEC,” says Donovan Ross, the union’s vice president for Education.
An educator for more than 30 years, Sullivan is passionate about sharing Jesus with the union’s youngest students. “Many times I go to these schools, pre-schools or centers and I hear the students singing songs [that are part of the NAD’s Bible curriculum]. It warms my heart and puts a big smile on my face.” She adds, “One of my greatest joys has been to work with so many wonderful educators and just partnering with the educational system to create a cohesive birth through university partnership.”