Mrs. Allen is in her 27th year of teaching.  She is in charge of all aspects of the Hornedo MS Band program.  Under her direction her bands are consistent in receiving sweepstakes at Concert/Sightreading contests and Jazz Festivals.  Her bands have also received "Best in Class" in festivals held in San Antonio, Dallas and California.

Mrs. Allen main instrument is clarinet.  She was a member of the El Paso Wind Symphony where she served as principal clarinetist.  And has also played with the Amarillo Symphony.   She also teaches clarinet privately. Mrs. Allen is an active judge and clinician in El Paso,throughout Texas and New Mexico.

Mrs. Allen is currently serving as the TMEA Middle School Band Chair for Region 22.  Her professional affiliations include: Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, Phi Be Mu, Texas Band Masters Association where she serves on the Spouses Board.

Mrs. Allen is married to Daniel Allen who is one of the band directors at Franklin HS.  Their son Christopher plays horn and piano.  He is a freshman at UTEP as a music education major.  Their daughter is in the 7th grade at Hornedo and plays the clarinet and also loves to sing.