Meet the Teacher

Hello and Welcome to my Blog!  My name is Coach Allen and I am the Physical Education instructor at Bessie Ellison Elementary.  I have been teaching at Ellison since 2001 and I absolutely love this school!  Coming from a rural environment myself, I very much love being out here amongst the corn fields and open air.  I attended college at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville and moved to St. Joseph shortly after accepting a job with the St. Joseph School District.

My family is very important to me.  My mom and dad have been married for over 40 years and they are great people!  My dad is a retired John Deere Equipment salesman and now farms full time.  My mom is a dental assistant in my hometown and, of course, helps my dad on the farm.  I have two older sisters.  One of them is a classroom teacher and the other is a court reporter. They are both married and have 2 children.  Being an aunt is awesome!  I can spoil my nieces and nephews and then send them is good!

As for me, I am enjoying working and living in St. Joseph.  I love taking care of my home and spending time with my family and friends.  I enjoy playing slowpitch softball at Heritage Park with my friends on Wednesday evenings.  I love music, sports, cooking and being outdoors.  My favorite teams are the KU Jayhawks, Northwest Bearcats, Green Bay Packers and, of course, the Bessie Ellison Braves!