Dr. Patricia K. Allen, District IV

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    Dr. Patricia K. Allen is a native Houstonian and a proud product of the Houston Independent School District. She attended Dodson, Grimes, and Carnegie elementary schools. She then went on to Woodson Junior High and graduated from Madison High School (Class of 1976).

    Dr. Allen is a third generation HISD career educator, who retired in 2015 after working for HISD for 35 years, most recently as principal of MacGregor Elementary School. Under her guidance, the school earned a “Met Standard” rating from the state and five of six state distinctions. Previously, she worked in the district as a magnet coordinator, teacher trainer, and classroom teacher at MacGregor, Thompson, and Lockhart elementary schools. As business liaison at MacGregor Elementary School, Allen began and/or fostered relationships with the Houston Rockets, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Judson Robinson Community Center, First Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Church, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and Recipe for Success.

    Dr. Allen earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, a Master of Education degree, and a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of Houston.

    She was elected to the HISD Board of Education in 2019 and served as the board secretary during her inaugural year. The board elected her as president during her second year. She was re-elected to the Board of Education in 2023 for a second term.

    Dr. Allen is the proud parent of Norman Bell IV, who is also a graduate of HISD schools.

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