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Hello! This is me, Jay Allen, and I am extremely excited to be at Otterville! Here is a little about me:
I was born (a long time ago) in Kansas City, MO and grew up in Blue Springs, MO. I was active in athletics, speech & debate, and STUCO in school. I have a teaching degree from the Univeristy of Central Missouri, where I studied Social Studies Education.
I met my wife Heather, in Columbia at Mizzou. We have been married 19 years, and we have two amazing daughters in Isabelle and Sophia. Us Allens (along with our two dogs Ruby & Opal) live in California, MO, where Heather works as the EHS Director for Cargill.
This is my 15th year in education, and I love what I do! I have taught Middle School Communication Arts, K-12 Physical Education, K-12 Health, HS Body Conditioning, and 7-12 Social Studies. I began my teaching career in California, MO, with stops at Pilot Grove, Exeter, and Russellville, before "coming back home" to Otterville. In 2016, I taught Social Studies and was the boys basketball coach and baseball coach at Otterville.
Currently, I proudly serve as the district Athletics & Activities Director, teach Middle School & High Social Studies, and coach the Varsity Lady Eagle Basketball Team.
My passions outside of education are camping with my family, golf, and BBQ competitions. I am a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs, Royals, and Mizzou fan.