Christiana Sullivan Appointed Assistant Principal of Kelley School

Christina Sullivan, who served as an Administrative Intern at both Newark Middle School and as co-chair of the Newark Central School District Committee on Special Education during the 2022-23 school year. 

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She was unanimously appointed Assistant Principal of Kelley School July 12th. Sullivan, whose appointment is effective August 11th and is Co-Principal of grades K-5 summer school at Perkins School this summer, will work with at Kelley with Nate Goodness who became Principal of the grades 3-5 school July 1st.

She is filling the AP vacancy at Kelley created by the mid-April resignation of AP Keary Pender.

“As Kelley School Principal, I am thrilled to announce the appointment of our new Assistant Principal, Christina Sullivan.,” said Nate Goodness. “With her unwavering commitment to excellence, passion for fostering an inclusive environment, and deep ties to our school community as a former teacher, we are confident that she will continue to inspire and uplift all students. Christina's dedication to academic achievement and holistic development will undoubtedly contribute to our school's continued growth and success. We eagerly anticipate her positive impact, and we are grateful to have her as part of our dynamic team, steadfastly working towards optimal opportunities for Every Student, Every Day."

“Christina is competent, professional, and positive. Her outgoing personality and dedication to Kelley School made her the ideal candidate. We were extremely diligent with this hire ensuring we had the right team together as both administrators are new. However, it couldn’t be clearer that she was the ideal pick and I believe it is a sense of “coming home” for her in a place she loves and has worked before. I know she will do great things for both students and staff and will bring a great vibe to the building,” said Superintendent Susan Hasenauer.

“I'm extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve as Assistant Principal at Kelley School. I believe I can be an asset in supporting our students, staff and families. As a district, our priority is to support students' academic programming, creating a positive culture and climate, and fostering partnerships with family and community members. I am looking forward to working alongside the staff and welcoming our students and families in September,” Sullivan said.

Prior to becoming an Administrative Intern in the NCSD last August, Sullivan served as the district’s CSE Chair from March of 2022. Before that she worked for eight years at Kelley School as a Special Education teacher.

She worked as a long-term substitute for grades 1-5 in the Spencerport Central School District before she began working in Newark in 2014.

 Sullivan received her Bachelor’s Degree in General Education from Medaille College; her Master’s Degree in Special Education and Literacy from SUNY Brockport; and her Certificate of Advanced Studies degree from the University of Rochester.

 She lives in Fairport with wife, Jessica Esders, a Special Education teacher in the Spencerport Central School District, and their four-year-old daughter Maggie.