At more than six feet tall, Brelinda Sullen is an imposing figure. But then she was an All-American basketball player at Tuskegee University. And no doubt her stature has helped her get the attention of students in her long career in education.
But more than anything else, she feels strongly that love is a huge part of education. It’s this belief, and a track record of success at first Notasulga high school and now Booker T. Washington high school in Macon County, that has made her the subject of a documentary film, Loves Goes Public.
Booker T. Washington is a school in Tuskegee with about 500 students, more than 60 percent are considered poverty. Sullen has worked hard to lower the drop out rate and reduce teen pregnancy. Every student has her cell number. She is totally about improving the climate and culture of the school.
The movie has a private screening on Nov. 5 at 5:30 p.m. at AMC Classic Tiger 13 at Opelika’s Tiger Town. It will also be shown the weekend of Nov. 8 at this theatre.
For additional information about the private screening, contact Katherine Smith at 334-740-2020.