Ruth Decko Sullo loves to create and present her workshops, like "Think Like DaVinci!" and "Unintentional Bias--Your Own and Others'", "Unintentional Racism in Math Class", "Math and Parenting", "You CAN Do Math", all with the goal of expanding people's possibilities by helping them change how they think.
With a bachelor's in math from Albertus Magnus College and a master's in liberal studies from Wesleyan University, she has taught math for 33 years in Connecticut secondary schools. 23 of those years were in urban schools and 10 were in suburban.
She was the founder and longtime faculty advisor for student service organizations, including S.O.S., Students Offering Support, as well as Peer Mediation. As a Thresholds volunteer for 20 years in Cheshire Correctional Institute, a maximum security adult prison, she taught a course in decision making skills to groups of incarcerated men.
Ruth also enjoyed hundreds of hours of workshop training in humanistic education, values clarification, leadership effectiveness, and neuro-linguistic programming, plus courses in studio art, art history, and art education at Wesleyan and Southern Connecticut State University, plus graduate courses in gifted education at UCONN. She became an artist and an art teacher, in addition to teaching math, in addition to fulfilling her passion for inspiring people with her presentations.
Ruth is married, and has a son, two stepsons, and 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren!