Mrs. Sullivan's Portfolio

A Little About Me

I'm so excited to have you as a student this year! I began my career as an English teacher, but that has expanded to include social studies and Speech & Debate. I've been a teacher in BIS for 10 years, and I'm so happy to be part of this amazing community.

My goals for students include improving writing and speaking skills, planning for the future, creating publishable and presentable projects, and, most importantly, helping students fulfill their passions and ultimately make the world a better place.

In my free time, I like to hike, knit, read, travel, garden, cook, and eat! One of my favorite volunteer roles includes guiding historic tours of Jacksonville, where I live with my husband. I like to get involved and teach others!


Speech and Debate

This course introduces students to the basics of public speaking while offering the opportunity for students to prepare, present, and compete in multiple individual speaking events and debates.  

Students will improve their speaking skills, formulate effective presentations and arguments, understand the various types of communication, use visuals to enhance speaking, work as a team, create both impromptu and rehearsed speeches, and compete against other schools in Speech and Debate events.  

Speech and Debate Syllabus

Speech and Debate Standards

September/ October Calendar

November/ December Calendar

January/ February Calendar

March/ April Calendar


English III/ Economics

This course incorporates both English and Social Studies topics while focusing on writing, literature, career and college prep, technology skills, world religions, American Indian studies, and economics.   

English III/ Economics Syllabus

Economics Standards


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