Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Wesleyan University J.D. Brooklyn Law School Advanced Certificate for Teaching, College of Saint Elizabeth

Ms. Janine Sullivan

Welcome to my Teacher Page!  


My name is Janine Sullivan and I am excited to work with your child this year. After practicing law for seven years, I took time off to raise my two children.  My eldest child is now a high school senior, and my son is a freshman.  At the age of 40, I decided to follow my dream of becoming a teacher and earned my teaching certificate at the College of Saint Elizabeth.  This is my seventh year at West Orange High School, where I teach Honors English 9 and Honors English 9 in the Institute of the Humanities Program.  I also teach sophomores in The Collegiate Institute, our school's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.  

In my class, we use Google Classroom.  Only students and faculty within the West Orange school system have Google Apps for Education accounts, therefore you will not be able to directly access your child's Google Classroom.  All of my assignments are available via that portal.   An online calendar houses all assignment posts, and students are reminded online about their classwork and upcoming homework that is due.  Most handouts or reference materials I use in class are available to your students 24/7 there.  There is also a free Google Classroom App that can be downloaded on your student's phone to access Google Classroom as well.  

At this point in your child's education, greater autonomy and personal responsibility are important.  While I want your student to become his/her own best advocate, if you ever feel the need to contact me, please do!  My email is <>.