Hello! My name is Karen Allen. I received my teaching degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Oswego and my Masters in Education there as well. I began teaching at Palermo Elementary in 1998, with almost 20 years of teaching behind me. Before coming here, I taught Environmental Education in New England, then 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in Pennsylvania, and then Pre-School in Oswego. Here at Palermo, I have primarily taught at the Kindergarten level, with a jump to 3rd grade for a couple of years at one point. In 2014, I took the giant leap up to 4th grade and have greatly enjoyed teaching students I knew and taught in Kindergarten. I feel I am a well-rounded teacher who puts joy and excitement into the 4th grade curriculum, valuing each child's individuality and ability.