Mrs. Allen grew up in upstate New York and moved to Charleston SC , where she received her undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the College of Charleston. Mrs. Allen then completed a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University. Mrs. Allen married her husband, Lee, in 2001 and began their family in Charleston, SC. They moved overseas to India and Thailand for two years, and have been residence of Huffman for three years. Mrs. Allen has four children in the Huffman School District.