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I began my career in public education at E.T. Belsaw/ Mt. Vernon teaching sixth grade Lang. Arts. After two years, I transferred to Robert E. Lee where I spent the majority of eight years teaching third grade. When Saraland began discussing the possibility of splitting from the Mobile County School System, I knew that I wanted to be a part of an exciting new endeavor in the city that I've always called home. I came aboard the Saraland Faculty in 2008; the 2021-2022 school year will be my 23rd year as an educator, and last but not least..... am very proud to say that I am a Saraland SPARTAN (fifth grade teacher)! University Of Mobile- Batchelor of Science Early & Elem Education University Of Mobile- Master of Arts Elem. Education Highly Qualified (HQ) K-6 & Reading K-12

Ms. Tanya Allen

     I, Tanya Allen, am the mom to three energetic boys and two "four-legged" girls (one is a 3lb. Yorkie named Ella & the other is a black lab named Pixie). Tyler, 28, is married (Emily Allen) & they have one sweet little boy, Wells. My middle son, Trent,21 , is a graduate of Saraland High School and currently works for Duke Instrument Service, and Trace, 15, is a 10th grader at SHS & is on the both the Spartan soccer and fishing team.

     Being a teacher for the past 23 years, and a "Spartan" since day one, means that many precious faces have trusted me to foster their love for learning while also creating lifelong memories of their elementary years. At even given moment, you may find me making a quick trip to my favorite place......Disney! The quote that Walt Disney once stated..... "It you can dream it....YOU can do it" is one that I strive to instill in my students. Through hard work, and a little fun,..... I have complete faith that this group of kiddos' BIG, BIG, DREAMS will come TRUE! As as "Spartan" we "Expect" more, and will always strive to "Achieve" more!