Phone: 314-645-4845


Degrees and Certifications:

MAT, Early Childhood Education MA. Special Reading K-12 BS, Psychology 

Kathy Allen

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Meet the Mwalimu!

Jambo Parents!

My name is Kathy Allen and I am thrilled for the opportunity to work along with the teachers to support your child as the Academic Instruction Coach.   I look forward to a year of learning, fun, and adventure!  As the Reading Specialist last year, I learned quite a bit about the watoto, and will continue to learn even more this year as we continue our journey in learning.  Let me tell you a little about myself.  I was born and raised right here near downtown St. Louis.  I have two adult children, ages 31 and 27, and a dog – Macey Shae. My philosophy of education is that education should foster the ‘whole’ child.  By this, I mean it should develop character and emotional stability, as well as academic and social awareness.  I have been teaching for 25 years now.  

My experiences include teaching children in grades pre-kindergarten through 1st grades.  I was, also, a reading interventionist for grades K-4th for 10+ years for Riverview Gardens School District and have taught children with Autism for Special School District, I was a Reading Specialist for grades 3-5 right here at Pamoja, and now work with the teachers as the Academic Instructional Coach.  I am very passionate about the gift of teaching I have been given!  It brings great joy to my heart when I share in the learning and growth of children.  My hobbies are dance, traveling, and spending time with my family. 

I think it is very important to work together as a classroom family.  We will be spending a lot of time together, so it is important to treat each other with respect, kindness, and compassion.  I look forward to partnering with you for your child’s success and meeting all of you soon!                            


                                             Kathy Allen

                                             Reading Specialist

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