Gene Sullivan is principal at Harlem High School in Columbia County. When he came to Harlem in 1986, he found a troubled and demoralized school. He has worked vigorously to form a team of teachers, administrators, students and parents to work toward a common vision of excellence. The success of that teamwork under his leadership can be seen in many changes. The school is a national demonstration site for the Learning Logic Lab, an experimental approach to teaching high school math by computer. Five years ago, only 25-30 percent of Harlem's students were in the college prep track. Today, 60 percent are taking college prep courses. In 1990 Harlem students earned $700,000 in scholarships. In 1989, Harlem was named a Georgia and National School of Excellence.
1971 Georgia Southern University, B.A.