Mrs. Tamara Allen-Williams grew up right here in Kansas City, Missouri. Her love for education began with her start in private education. One of the 8th grade graduation requirements was to write an autobiography, and she stated then that she was going to be a teacher. Her 36 years of teaching experience is proof of her non-wavering determination. “Active learning is the foundation for student empowerment. That’s why I am a lifelong learner.” She enjoys visits from previous students. “One of the greatest feelings is to teach a student that is the child of a former student. That’s how I know I made a difference in that student’s life.” Mrs. Allen-Williams lives in the Kansas City area and has two adult sons.