by Jena Allen
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Associate of Arts: Kaskaskia College
Bachelor's Of Science: Greenville
Master's of Educational Psychology:
Master's of Administration in Education (pending): Eastern Illinois
I started my teaching career in Sparta, Illinois. Teaching 4th-8th grade LD/BD/EMH and coaching middle school softball, basketball, and track. Six years later I moved my teaching and coaching assignment to Sparta High School. After completing my Master's of Ed. Psychology. I became to high school guidance counselor at Sparta High School. I lived, taught, coached and counseled in Sparta for twelve years.
In 1997, I married Shawn Allen and moved back to my home school district of South Central and served as K-8 Home-to-School Facilitator and Guidance Counselor for eight years.
Mount Vernon Township High School has been the place where I call home since 2005. I enjoy the fresh new challenges that await me everyday in the guidance office.