Karissa Sullivan

Karissa Sullivan

Karissa Sullivan brings a wealth of experience to her role as Assistant Principal at Ramapo High School, demonstrating a deep commitment to education throughout her career. Beginning her journey in academia on the undergraduate level, she quickly transitioned into the NYC Department of Education at Bronx Green Middle School, where she served as a 6th-grade Special Education English Language Arts teacher.

Earning her first master’s degree from CUNY Hunter College, renowned for its esteemed Special Education program, Karissa received notable recognition from the college president, Jennifer J. Raab, during commencement. Continuing her academic pursuits, she pursued an advanced Ed.M at Teachers College, Columbia University, graduating from the Summer Principals Academy.

Currently enrolled as a doctoral student in the Urban Education Leadership Program at Teachers College, Columbia University, Karissa remains dedicated to enhancing her expertise in educational leadership and administration.

Outside of her administrative duties, Karissa actively contributes to various initiatives supporting marginalized communities. As a member of the BIPOC Advisory Board for the Phyllis B. Frank Rockland County Pride Center, she volunteers her time to facilitate support groups for LGBTQIA individuals and Black and Brown parents of LGBTQIA children. Notably, Karissa was honored as the inaugural Grand Marshal for the 2023 Rockland County Pride Parade.

Furthermore, she plays a pivotal role as a charter member and Treasurer of the Black School Educators of Rockland County, advocating for equitable education and opportunities for students of color within the community. Karissa’s multifaceted contributions reflect her unwavering dedication to fostering inclusive environments and empowering individuals from all backgrounds within the realm of education.