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Special education educator

Elma Leitch Allen, American special education educator. Certified in learning disabilities Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976. Member of International Dyslexia Society, National Education Association, Fairfax Education Association, Virginia Education Association, Alpha Delta Kappa (vice president since 2010), Delta Kappa Gamma (recording secretary 1988-1990, president 1990-1992).

Background

Allen, Elma Leitch was born on November 20, 1948 in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of John Campbell and Susan Letitia (Ashby) Leitch.

Education

Student, Oberlin College, 1966—1968. Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Emory University, 1970. Master of Education in Special Education, University Virginia, 1973.

Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1999.

Career

Postgraduate George Mason University, 1984—1985. Teacher Cottage program attendant Georgia Training Center, Chamblee, 1972. Director, teacher custodian training program University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1972—1973.

Assistant executive director Richmond Area Association for Retarded Children, 1974—1976. Teacher school system Albemarle County, Chesterfield County, Augusta County, Fairfax County Public Schools, 1973, 1976—1977. Teacher Virginia, 1986—1997.

Monitoring and compliance specialist, 1997—2002. Pyramid resource Specialist, 2002—2008. Monitoring & compliance specialist Loudoun County Public Schools, since 2008.

Private learning disabilities specialist, Reston, since 1985.

Achievements

  • Certified in learning disabilities Virginia Commonwealth University, 1976.

Membership

Member of International Dyslexia Society, National Education Association, Fairfax Education Association, Virginia Education Association, Alpha Delta Kappa (vice president since 2010), Delta Kappa Gamma (recording secretary 1988-1990, president 1990-1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Music, needlecrafts, pilates, reading, travel.

Connections

Married James Michael Rawlings, January 17, 1970 (deceased May 1976). Married Charles William Allen, January 22, 1977 (divorced 1992). Children: John Gordon, Scott Edward.

father:
John Campbell Leitch

mother:
Susan Letitia (Ashby) Leitch

spouses:
James Michael Rawlings

Charles William Allen

children:
John Gordon Allen

Scott Edward Allen