Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. My name is Sharon Allen, this is my sixth year as the reading specialist here at Banneker Elementary School. While completing my Master’s Degree, I taught 1st grade in New York State. Upon completion of my degree I moved to Virginia and taugh in Fairfax County as a resource teacher. My teaching experience includes teaching first grade, resource and a reading specialist. I earned a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Elementary Mathematics from Russell Sage College, a master's degree in Reading and Special Education from Sage Graduate School. I presently live in Purcellville with my husband and eleven year old daughter. I am looking forward to continuing my work with the students, parents and staff at Banneker again this year.