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Robert Sullivan to Lead AACT High School

May 23, 2012

For Immediate Release 
Victoria Campbell 

Calli Fisher
Robert Sullivan to Lead AACT High School
Reno, NV (May 23, 2012) - Robert Sullivan, who has served as principal of Reno High School for the past 10 years, will lead the Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) in the coming school year.
"Bob Sullivan has proved himself to be a gifted leader and a consummate professional who always takes the time to build relationships with his students, staff, parents, and community. He not only cares about the student's academic success but supports them in other school activities, internships, athletics, and extracurricular activities; he truly prepares his students for their future," said Superintendent Heath Morrison. "His dedication to education is unsurpassed, and his skills will be a wonderful and welcome addition to AACT this fall. As he takes the next step in his leadership journey, we are looking forward to the continued growth at AACT."
"I have greatly enjoyed my years at Reno High School, where the staff, parents, alumni, and students have been tremendously supportive and generous. I am so proud of the work that is happening at Reno High School, and I know it will continue with fervor in the future," said Sullivan, who has worked as a teacher and administrator for 32 years. "When I learned the principal position at AACT would be opening up, I knew I wanted to pursue the opportunity because of my passion for career and technical education. I am looking forward to the new challenges at AACT and the work we can do there to educate our children and prepare them for their futures."
AACT is a Northern Nevada's premier career & technical education (CTE) high school. Students enroll in advanced placement and honors classes, earn free college credits, and receive hands-on training through internships and networking in a variety of career fields. Those areas of study include business and finance, engineering and renewable energy, medical careers, communications, culinary and hospitality, and natural resources. Students also "job shadow" with professionals in their chosen fields.
"I am so excited to work with the staff and students at AACT this fall," Sullivan said. "This is a great school with a great mission. I'm thrilled to play a part in this learning experience."
Sullivan received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his master's degree in educational leadership from the University of San Francisco. He has worked for the Washoe County School District since 2002, when he was named principal of Reno High School. Previously, he was a teacher and principal at Bishop Manogue High School and an assistant principal at both Pine Middle School and North Valleys High School. He will replace Janis McCreary at AACT who is retiring.
The District will seek to fill the principal position at Reno High School in the coming weeks.
About Washoe County School District: The Washoe County School District includes the Reno/Sparks metropolitan area, Incline Village, Gerlach, and Wadsworth, Nevada. The District provides each of its 63,000 students with a superior education in a safe and challenging environment and is committed to graduate every child career and college ready. For more information visit: www.washoecountyschools.org. Follow us on Twitter at WCSDTweet.
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Reno, NV 89512

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