Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Tamara Allen
This school year, I will begin my 19 year as an educator and serving as the Associate Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Duncanville High School. I joined the Duncanville Independent School District family in 2016, as an assistant principal and leading the Special Education Department on DHS’s campus. Prior to my arrival at DHS, I served within the Spring Independent School District as a Development Specialist, working in the Workforce Department. I began my career in the Houston Independent School District, where I served as an English and History Teacher, History Department Chair, PLC Leader, Data Specialist, and as the Coordinator of Curriculum and Instruction for Special Education.
I am a product of the Ft. Worth Independent School District system and I graduated from Green B. Trimble Technical High School. I received my undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Texas Southern University. While employed with the Houston Independent School District, I was selected to participate in Superintendent Terry Grier’s first ever Principal’s Academy, where I attend St. Thomas University and acquired my principal’s certification.
I believe the success to any school begins with developing a strong culture that recognizes that all students matter and every stakeholder is responsible for developing every student based on the students’ academic and emotional needs. In order to ensure we meet the needs of all students, all stakeholders must work collaborative together to develop a culture centered on “All Means All”. It is my belief that not one student should be left behind at any time, but in order to make that happen, it is imperative as instructional leaders, we develop partnerships with parents and community members to collaborate and develop action plans that will change the trajectory of the lives of students we touch everyday at Duncanville High School for the better, because we are “Writing Success Stories, One Student at a Time.”