Westfield Public Schools Business Administrator Dana Sullivan will serve as Interim Superintendent of Schools for the month of July. Sullivan was appointed by the Board of Education at its May 18 virtual meeting to hold the month-long position until Dr. Raymond González begins as the district’s new superintendent on August 1.
Sullivan joined the district as Business Administrator/Board Secretary in September 2012, following 15 years as BA in the Montclair Public Schools. She prepares and oversees the annual budget, serves as the official purchasing agent for the Board, ensures the proper maintenance of records relating to auditing requirements and tax laws, and supervises all custodial, maintenance, food service, transportation personnel, and business operations staff.
Sullivan is a Certified Public Accountant, a licensed Public School Accountant, and a registered School Business Administrator. She holds certifications as a New Jersey School Business Administrator, Chief School Administrator, and Principal/Supervisor. Educational credentials also include a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Montclair State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rutgers University.
She works closely with current superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan on all aspects of district operations. Sullivan will continue to work with Dolan, who is retiring on June 30, 2021, and to consult with González during the month-long transition.