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Hello, my name is Carol Allen. I graduated from Western Michigan University where I received my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. I have done grad work at University of Hawaii at Manoa and am ﬁnishing my masters at WMU. Before coming to Niles, I taught ﬁrst grade and Pre-kindergarten at Navy Hale Keiki School in Honolulu, Hawaii. When we moved back to the mainland I stayed at home for several years raising my three sons, Connor, Cullan, and Donovan. When my youngest started elementary school, I went back to work, subbing in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area and then teaching ﬁrst grade in Godfrey-Lee Public Schools in Wyoming, Michigan. I recently married my husband, Wes, and moved to Niles. I enjoy hiking to waterfalls, bike riding, Notre Dame football, and going to musicals. I graduated from Niles High School, so I am thrilled to be back home working with your children in the district that started my education career!