Margaret Sullivan is an Associate Director in EAB’s strategic research department. She serves as a researcher with the District Leadership Forum, where she conducts best practice research to address the top challenges facing public school districts today. Previous research includes emerging strategies in expanding college access to underrepresented populations and how institutions of higher education can respond to the student debt crisis.
Prior to joining EAB, Margaret was an elementary educator with experience teaching in under-resourced and diverse classrooms. Her teaching experience focused on curriculum development, financial literacy programming, and supporting English Language Learners. In her free time, Margaret enjoys cooking, sewing, and musical theatre.
Margaret holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and educational sociology from the University of Notre Dame.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has made the path to college even more complicated, especially for underserved students. This expert insight shares four common missteps district leaders should avoid to ensure all students have access to postsecondary success.
K-12's Hidden Opportunities to Boost Postsecondary Success: How Students' College Decision Making Has Changed and What District Leaders Can Do to Support Them
The number of graduates holding a postsecondary degree or certificate is shrinking. The postsecondary landscape has grown more complex.
Almost all students are expected to enter the fall nearly a full grade-level behind and will likely need to navigate a completely new school environment.