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Dr. Allen Named Texas PTA’s Superintendent of the Year

Texas PTA has announced the recipients for the 2022 Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards. Among 300 nominations at the elementary, secondary and district level, Dr. Shannon Allen has been selected as this year’s Superintendent of the Year.

“It is Texas PTA’s privilege to highlight the people who work tirelessly in our state’s public schools to make a difference,” said Texas PTA President Suzi Kennon. “We believe that student success is best fostered by collaboration between parents, families and teachers – that is exactly what these administrators and educators help make a reality every day.”

Each year, Texas PTA requests nominations for outstanding educators in PTA schools. Texas PTA recognizes outstanding educators whose work embodies the association’s mission, enhances student learning environments, and directly involve students’ parents and families in their school life. For the 2022 Outstanding Educator of the Year Awards program, nominations are received from across the state. Award selections were made in the spring. After a careful review process, award recipient selections were based on both the nomination and nominee profile.

Dr. Allen’s nomination by West Brook High School PTA President Michelle Rasa reads in part:
“Dr. Allen’s motto is ‘Every Moment Matters.’ She has stressed this throughout the district with students, parents, faculty and staff. The initiatives she puts forward throughout the district have this underlining theme of taking advantage of the moments we have with these students both in and out of the classroom. No moments are wasted. When we were hit with the pandemic, rather than focusing on the negative or trying to do just what it takes to get by, she doubled down on her motto, sharing that now ‘Every Moment Matters-Beast Mode.’”

Dr. Allen has been invited to attend the Talk of Texas Luncheon on July 30, 2022, during Texas PTA’s annual convention in Grapevine. During this event, the award recipients will be recognized for their achievements in front of some of their biggest PTA supporters.

“The Talk of Texas Luncheon, during the association’s LAUNCH conference, is a very special event,” said Texas PTA Programs Manager Carrie Mays. “More than an awards ceremony, it is a collection of priceless moments between our volunteers and the people who truly shine in our schools and school districts.”

For more information on the nomination process, visit Texas PTA’s statewide presence is made up of nearly 500,000 members. Its mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.