Woodview 2013 Teacher of the Year - Rob Allen

Rob Allen
Woodview Elementary School
Third-Grade Teacher

Education: Houston Community College, Alternative Teacher Certification, 2005, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, N.Y., Juris Doctorate of Law, 1999, University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla., Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting, 1993

Teaching History: Woodview Elementary School, Third-Grade, 2008-2013, Woodview Elementary School, Kindergarten, 2007-2008, Epps Island Elementary School, Klein ISD, Kindergarten, 2005-2007

In his own words: “Students need to be heard and understand that their viewpoint is respected. Sometimes, my best tool is simply to listen. Every student needs a different learning path to succeed. By being available and relating to my students through their typical language and conversations, I am best able to ascertain what techniques would most benefit that student.”

In the words of others: “Rob’s commitment to our students is evident by his level of caring and concern that he shows. He routinely seeks to help students by getting them the extra support that they may need. Whether working with inclusion students, ESL students, or students that have challenges in their home life, Rob works well with other staff members to meet their special needs.” Neda Scanlan, Woodview Elementary Principal

“He empowers his students by encouraging them to use technology in a variety of subjects. Not only does he attend to their cognitive needs, but he makes sure he fosters their social and emotional growth as well through gentle encouragement and large doses of praise.” Judi VanHorn, Spring Branch Elementary School/Early Childhood

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:
Third Grade Team Leader, 2011-2012
Editor-in-Chief, Woodview Yearbook, 2011-2012
Odyssey of the Mind Coach, 2010-2011
J. Landon Short Mini Grant Recipient, 2009
Donors Choose Grant Winner, 9 Separate Projects


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