It was an especially happy St. Patrick’s Day for Roselle Catholic High School’s Dan Sullivan.
The Union County Friendly Sons of St. Patrick presented Dan Sullivan, RC ’74, who launched his teaching career at RC in 1980, with a Distinguished Service Award during its annual dinner at the Grand Summit Hotel on March 16.
Sullivan graduated from St. Joseph the Carpenter, Roselle Catholic (Class of ’74) and Montclair State University before teaching mathematics and devoting countless hours to thousands of Roselle Catholic students.
He’s involved in many aspects of the RC community, including Transportation Coordinator and Student Council moderator. Sullivan has likely been a part of more dances in the gym – including the Student Council’s semi formal and the annual St. Patrick’s Day dance for adults – than anyone in school history.
In addition to 36 years in the classroom, Sullivan’s RC resume includes a brief stint as the Lions’ Athletic Director in the early 1990s.
The award winner was joined at the dinner by his father, Dan, and two sons, Daniel (RC Class of ’06) and Ryan (’09). Sullivan and his wife of 34 years, Debbie, reside in Roselle.