Degrees and Certifications:
High School Diploma from Red Bud High School Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from Berry College Family and Consumer Science Education (6-12) Early childhood Education (P-5) Special Education General Curriculum (P-12) SP ED Language Arts Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8) SP ED Math Cognitive Level (P-5) SP ED Reading Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8) SP ED Science Cognitive Level (P-5) SP ED Social Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8, 6-12) First Aid and AED Certified Certified Fitness Instructor Zumba and Strong
Mrs. Valerie Allen
I'm very happy to have the opportunity to teach your child this year. This is my 6th year at Ashworth Middle School teaching 6th grade ELA, co-teaching with Mrs. Owen, and being a case manager for ESS students. Before coming to Ashworth I taught elementary school at Belwood Elementary for 1 year and at Sonoraville Elementary for 4 years. I began my teaching career at Ashworth Middle School in 1985, where I taught Home Economics classes for 2 years, then left the teaching profession while raising my 2 sons, T.J. and Tucker. During that time I worked part time at a local fitness center for a little over 7 years, and then owned and operated my own retail business in downtown Calhoun for 14 years. This is my 11th consecutive year back in education, with 13 total years in teaching. I feel very fortunate to be a part of Ashworth Middle School. and I truly love getting to know the students.
I was a Gordon County student. I graduated from Red Bud High School in 1979, where I played basketball and was a majorette in the band. I earned my Bachelors Degree from Berry College in Home Economics Education, then later added certifications for early childhood education and special education. In addition to educational certifications, I am also a certified Zumba Instructor and certified Strong (HIIT class) instructor. I instruct fitness classes at Firehouse Gym, Fitness First, and Calhoun Spine Care & Wellness.
I have been married to Tim Allen for 35 years. We have 2 grown sons, Our oldest son is T.J. Allen, who is father to our only grandson, Easton Allen (age 8). Our younger son is Tucker Allen, who is married to Hannah Wade Allen. Tucker and Hannah are expecting our 2nd grandchild that is due in March.