Phone: 469-219-2260 ext. 2010


Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Karen Allen

Hello, my name is Karen Allen and I am very excited to be the life skills teacher at Hays Middle School! I am a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. (Boiler Up!) My family recently moved to Texas from Indiana and I am definitely a Hoosier at heart, but we are thrilled to start our new adventure here in Texas.

This will be my tenth year in education, but my very first year at PISD! I taught with Indianapolis Public Schools as an intermediate life skills teacher for seven years and a elementary resource teacher at a charter school for two years as well.  

My husband and I have two boys at home, Justice and Wyatt, who always keep us on our toes. Wyatt will be a 7th grader at Hays this fall and Justice will be in a preschool program. We enjoy all things Disney, being outside, playing board games, swimming, trying new food, and travelling. We also have two dogs, Huxlee and Inarah.

I am so excited to start the 2020-2021 school year and can’t wait to see your child’s smiling face each day!