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Selfie Spotlight: Ms. Allen

Spotlight Selfie Spotlight:  Ms. Allen
Take a Peek into Ms. Allen's Classes 
 What is your position at Ford?  

Fifth Grade Reading, Language & Social Studies Teacher


What is a unique thing about you?

I was born in Germany. We moved to the States when I was one and half years old. My first language was German until my mom realized that I was about to start kindergarten in Colorado Springs, CO. Because of the new language and being very shy, elementary school was difficult.

Another cool thing is I was born on my mother's birthday which is Valentine's Day. My oldest daughter missed it by 2 days.

What is your favorite…

Movie: Parent Trap

Color: Pink & Black

Food: Sushi & Mexican

Book: Bridge to Terabithia

What do you love most about your job?

I love engaging 5th graders !

What inspired you to teach?

When I was in elementary school, I would gather all the 3 – 6 years olds and play school in my neighborhood. I loved watching them actually learn what I was teaching them.

How do you implement the GISD Learner Profile in your classroom?

In my classroom we learn collaboratively while building respectful relationships with each other.