Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Jessica Allen

My name is Jessica Angell Allen, I am a DAPE teacher (Developmental Adapted Physical Education) for 3-11 year old's for many schools in the district.  I am so excited to be able to work at Como Elementary for part of my school day.  I worked at Harding High School in general physical education for 18 years as well as spent many of those years coaching swimming and track.  I graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2001 and received my Masters in Education and Instruction from St. Marys in Winona in 2004.  I recently went back to school, Bethel University in St. Paul to pursue my adapted physical education certificate to continue my career in special education.  I have enjoyed every part of my career but my passion has always been in working with student's in special education.  My favorite saying that represents my life and career is.......


"We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!"
-Benjamin Franklin