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St. Paul


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Dan Sullivan



B.A. in Social Studies Education with a History Emphasis- Hamline University

MA in Teaching- Hamline University


Dan Sullivan

I have been an educator since 2009 and have been at Open World Learning Community since 2012. More than any other school I've taught at, OWL fits my personality. I especially like how we encourage students to look at the world from other viewpoints. To truly understand the world, we have to have to understand how other people think and why they think that way.  

If I could re-live one time in my life, it would be my four years at Hamline University. I made friends during this time that I still talk to today and took classes that changed the way I look at the world. My two favorite classes were Human Geography and U.S. History. U.S. History was the first class I ever took in college and I do not think I’ve ever read so much, but I use a lot of what I learned in this class today as a teacher. Human Geography gave me all new insights into how society works and how the environment shapes who we are. I also was able to run on the Hamline Track team where I was a sprinter and threw javelin. I continue to be involved in track as the head boys and girls coach at Two Rivers High School in West St. Paul, my former high school.

As a kid, I was someone who loved being outside, playing hockey & baseball, and spending portions of my summer up at my family’s cabin. Not much at all has changed. I still love being outside, especially in the great outdoors of Minnesota. I still enjoy sports, especially track & field, and watching the local teams. Instead of traveling to my family’s cabin, I like to travel to other locations, most recently Italy and California. My favorite places to travel to are Florence, Ireland, Austria, and Paris, but every city and country was truly amazing in its own way. I’m hoping to see many more places soon. While traveling has become a passion of mine recently, I'm still very passionate about film, and music, listening to podcasts, and reading. 

 I am very proud to be from Minnesota and the Twin Cities. I currently live in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, MN with my wife, Karena, and our three kids Reid, Ezra, and Johanna.