Megan M. Allen is the 2010 Florida Department of Education/Macy’s Teacher of the Year and one of four finalists for the 2010 National Teacher of the Year. She is a National Board Certified Teacher who as worked in several roles in educator, including 9 years as an elementary school and special education teacher in Title 1 schools, the educator-in-residence at the University of Central Florida, a teacherpreneur in a hybrid role with the Center for Teaching Quality, and a visiting instructor in Psychology and Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching at Mount Holyoke College.
Allen serves in various leadership roles, including the Board of Directors for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, the founding Board of Directors for the Alliance for Public Schools, the conference committee for the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and the Teacher Advisory Board for Teaching Partners. She enjoys researching education policy, teacher advocacy, and leadership development.
Allen is an edugeek who enjoys blogging and speaking about her journeys as an educator and teacher leader. She has been featured in Ed Week, Talks with Teachers, Good Magazine, CNN.com, Go Teach magazine, Educational Horizons magazine, the Association for Teacher Educator (ATE) yearbook, the Phi Delta Kappan, and SmartBrief for the Accomplished Teacher and ASCD. Visit her Ed Week blog, An Edugeek’s Guide to K12 Practice and Policy.