About Mrs. Allen

    Dear Parents and Students,

    I am very excited to start my eleventh year here at Centennial Middle School.  I am also thrilled to be teaching sixth grade social studies again on the 6A team.
    I have been teaching Middle School for 13 years now, and I absolutely love it.  This is such an influential time period in a child's life.   It is a time when children go through many changes physically, mentally, and socially.  It feels rewarding every day to be able to make a difference during this crucial time in their lives and encourage them to stay positive, show good character,  and always work to their full potential. 
    I am originally from Chicago, IL, and I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2000.  I have lived in Phoenix for 11 years now, but I am still a huge Chicago Bear's fan.  My father taught me the Bear's fight song when I was three years old, and we have been singing it together ever since.   I am already looking forward to football season this year! Da Bears!!!
    The most important people in my life are my husband and three beautiful daughters.  I  have a lively and sweet six year old daughter named Addison who is starting first grade this year.   In addition, I have two very active and fun three year old twin girls named Ashland and Grace who are starting preschool this year.  There is never a dull moment in my house, and I wouldn't have it any other way! 
    Again, I am looking forward to another wonderful year here at Centennial!
    Cristy Allen