Teacher Spotlight: Bob Sullivan
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Bob Sullivan is in his second year of teaching at Incarnate Word Academy. Prior to his arrival at IWA, Bob was an adjunct professor at East Central College, Jefferson College and Harris-Stowe State University. From 2015-2017, he was the Art Instructor at Kennedy Catholic High School. When asked about IWA, Bob answered, “The students make teaching here great. I’ve worked at a few places and that’s what stands out the most about working at IWA. The overall culture of the school is fantastic.”
Bob received his BES degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2004. He received both MA and MFA degrees in Studio Art from Fontbonne University. He has also worked for the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at St. Louis University. In addition to teaching the art classes at IWA, he is also the Senior Art Intern Moderator.
Bob considers the establishment of 5 college credit (ACP) art classes, one of them being a new Digital Photography course, as his greatest accomplishment during his tenure at IWA. “IWA’s decision to offer the ACP courses has been important. It has allowed us to shift the curriculum to be more challenging and to meet our students’ abilities. We have also made sure to give the girls the chance to participate in exhibits around the area. There is a lot of talent here and the students deserve to be given the opportunity to showcase their skills and voices,” Bob said.
In addition to ensuring the continued success of the aforementioned college credit courses, Bob is most looking forward to the “Fine Arts Knight” to be held in the spring. “It’s always good to see the arts come together and highlight the variety of talents that exist. This is especially true here because of how strong the theater, dance, and music programs are at IWA.”