Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, Assistant Principal

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Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, Assistant Principal

Mrs. Elizabeth Allen one of three new assistant principals at Parkwood Middle, earned her bachelor’s in Secondary Education, English Language Arts from Appalachian State University.  After teaching English and being the AVID Coordinator at Shelby High School for six years, she chose to pursue her master’s in School Administration from UNCC.  While there, she was a recipient of NC Principal Fellow program.

Mrs. Allen did her Administrative Internship at East Rutherford High School in Rutherford County, then became an assistant principal at Spindale Elementary in Rutherford County. She has always been passionate about supporting teachers, and of her new job here at Parkwood, Mrs. Allen states “I am thrilled to be able to work with middle school students. I’m looking forward to learning new things from these students. I am also very excited to be a part of the wonderful things happening at Parkwood Middle and seeing what other accomplishments are ahead.”

Mrs. Allen is an avid reader of Young Adult literature – her favorites being Harry Potter series and Twilight series, both of which she has read several times. Aside from reading, Mrs. Allen loves to travel and most recently spent eight days in France last summer.  While there she was able to enjoy one of her other hobbies, being “a foodie.” She enjoys trying all kinds of different (and sometimes strange) foods.