Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan is Director of the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance, a Priority Fund of the Wyoming Community Foundation. Most of Sullivan’s professional and voluntary life has focused on the development of dynamic and connected communities. She is especially passionate about creating contexts where young people can pursue their interests, develop their skills, and find communities of belonging. Much of her work integrates cognitive science research to design effective approaches to human development and to strengthen the bridges between educational research and practice. She is also an advocate for the development of leaders on all levels in organizations and facilitates numerous leadership programs. 

Michelle has served as a member and former chair of the Wyoming State Board of Education, a Commissioner for State Parks and Cultural Resources and was appointed to the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees in 2015.  She serves as a Trustee on several philanthropic foundations including the Homer & Mildred Scott Foundation and the Muriel & Seymour Thickman Foundation. 

Based in Sheridan, Sullivan holds a master’s degree in Mind, Brain & Education from Harvard University.  She was a Kellogg National Fellow and a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 1994. She is a graduate of the Colorado College where she received an honorary doctorate in 1994. 

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