Education: 

·        Clyde High School graduate

·        Bachelor of Science degree with teaching certificates in speech, drama, English, and Special Education from Hardin-Simmons University

·        Graduate work at the University of Texas in Austin receiving a Special Education certification in the area of Emotional Disturbance

·        Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration and an Educational Supervisor’s certification from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University)

·        Mid-management principal certification in administration from Tarleton State University

Work Experience:

·        Physical Education Instructor Abilene State School while at HSU

·        Special Education teacher and Supervisor in Austin for 6 years

·        Lead  teacher & administrator AISD Houston-Student Achievement Center (SAC) for 24 years

·        Part-time Educational Consultant-Behavior Specialist (teaching behavior workshops throughout Texas school districts, service centers, and parent groups for 25 years)

·        Adjunct Instructor in Special Education at Tarleton State University

·        Associate Principal at Cooper High School for 8 years

·        Assistant Principal of Jefferson Alternative Center for 1 year

·        Director of Jefferson Alternative Center  for 2 years and currently

I grew up in Abilene attending Valley View Elementary and Franklin Middle School prior to moving to Clyde. My three sons, Chad, Grayson, and Patrick, all attended Abilene ISD schools and graduated from Cooper High School.  I have been an educator for 40 years, most of those years specializing with students who have challenging behaviors and/or emotional difficulties.  I am the proud grandmother of 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters. My daughter-in-law, Sammi Allred, is a Special Education LVN at Cooper High School.

Jane Allred
Jane Allred
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