Mrs. Sullivan earned an Educational Specialist Degree and a Masters of Education Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Mississippi College. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Secondary Education in Social Studies from the University of Mississippi. Mrs. Sullivan is a National Board Certified Counselor, National Board Certified School Counselor, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. She received the 2010 Mississippi State University Shilling Counselor of the Year Award, 2004 Distinguished Alumna of the Year for Psychology/Counseling at Mississippi College, 2004 Mississippi Counseling Association School Counselor of the Year Award, 2005 Mississippi School Counselor Association Counselor of the Year Award, The American Counseling Association Carl D Perkins Government Relations Award, and she received the Excellence in Education Award in 2005 and 2006. Mrs. Sullivan currently serves on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Counseling Association and is the Chair of the Mississippi ACT Council.