Sr. Joanne Sullivan

Sister Joanne was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to parents John and Ann (Sleison) Sullivan. She has one brother. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy Tyngsboro in 1968 and entered the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1970. Sister Joanne earned a degree in English and education from Salem State University and a master's degree in Counseling from Fairfield University. She has been involved as a teacher, counselor, administrator in Catholic schools since 1974, and spent 34 years as the Principal of St. Patrick's School in Lowell. She lives in Andover, Massachusetts, and works part time at NDA Tyngsboro.

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1973-75 St. John School, Peabody, MA
1975-85 St. Mary School, Lawrence, MA
1985-92 St. Gregory School, Dorchester, MA
1992-95 St. Clare School, Roslindale, MA
1998-2022 St. Patrick School and Educational Center, Lowell, MA (Principal)