Harriette Sullivan, M.Ed
October 3, 2019
Occupation: Health Teacher, Wareham Middle School and Minot Forest Elementary
Location: Wareham, MA
Harriette has taught Health at the middle and elementary school level in Massachusetts for twelve years.
The strategies she employs in her lessons focus on peer interaction, creativity, and inclusion. Her engaging lessons place emphasis on stress, addiction, social and mental health, as well as peer pressure and the changes that occur during the amazing growth process that is puberty.
What made you want to get involved in CATCH My Breath?
Sullivan’s interest in keeping current with the issues facing modern teens led her to the CATCH organizations lessons on the growing health crisis of e-cigarette use. The positive response from her students caught the eye of the international news organization CNN who came in to film a story on how relevant and effective the lessons are.
Harriette’s philosophy about health education centers around the idea that health classes during the precarious teenage years are vital. She believes investing in this type of education will have a dramatically positive effect on not only on individuals, but society as a whole.