Allen ISD School Board Candidates

Please watch the videos below to learn more about the candidates running for the Allen ISD School Board.


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2021-2022 Acpta elected Executive Board

2020-2021 ACPTA Leader Academy Graduates

Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Allen ISD Council of PTAs Leadership Academy Graduates!

Christine Kless Brandi Motion
Ashley Breuer Cara Marie Schroeder
Sharon Tavana Kristina Starling
Emily Martin Julie Van Boerum
Allison Almand Laura Underwood
Laura Hutto Prachi Mohanty
Sandra Turner Jennifer Mesquita
Brooke Eung Amy O'Brien
Jessica Harville Neelam Kishnani
Mandy Riley Stacy Lehmann
Tanya Garner Larrah Selby
Alison Gullo Shannon Wu
Charrissa Levasseur Ermelinda Kraft

2021-2022 Acpta elected Executive Board

Election results for Allen Council of PTAs Executive Board for 2021-22

  • President - Rachel Mitchell
  • 1st VP/Aide to President - Helene St-Pierre
  • 2nd VP/Programs - Leah Taylor
  • 3rd VP/Membership - Insiya Patwa
  • 4th VP/Ways and Means - Sandra Turner
  • Secretary - Ashley Breuer
  • Treasurer - Shannon Wu

Seeking nominations for Standing Committee Chairs for 2021-22 as follows:

  • Parliamentarian
  • Communications Chair
  • Healthy Lifestyles Chair
  • Environmental Chair
  • Legislative Chair
  • Volunteers Chair
  • Arts in Education Chair
  • Community Relations Chair
  • Hospitality Chair

Duties and responsibilities for each Standing Chair can be found HERE.

Use this LINK to submit nominations.

Nominations are open until noon on March 30th.

For more information contact, Rachel Mitchell:


2021-2022 Acpta Executive Board

The Nominating Committee submits the following slate of officers for the 2021-2022 Allen ISD Council of PTAs Executive Board:


President - Rachel Mitchell

1st VP/Aide to President - Helene St-Pierre

2nd VP/Programs - Leah Taylor

3rd VP/Membership - Insiya Patwa

4th VP/Ways and Means - Sandra Turner

Secretary - Ashley Breuer

Treasurer - Shannon Wu


The election of officers will occur at the March 17th Delegates Meeting.




The 2021-2022 Nominating Committee;

Jena Barocio, Leah Taylor, and Ashley Breuer

sel parent information night

It’s that time again – the Allen Eagle Run is almost here! The best thing? Your registration and support benefit the Foundation for Allen Schools and all proceeds directly fund classroom grants, teacher and student scholarships, Allen PTA programs and campus projects! Your participation really makes a difference and, this year, there are a few options that make this event fun for the entire family – even across the miles!


          The 2021 event involves your choice of a

1. Virtual 1 mile fun run/walk

2. A Virtual 5K or

3. A Sleep in registration.


You will have the choice to walk around your neighborhood with family and friends or you can come walk a course we've put together on the RaceJoy APP.  The course will have some great photo ops along the way too!


The 2021 course will start at the Allen High School tennis courts. You can complete your fun run/walk or 5K anytime between Saturday, February 27, 2021 and March 3, 2021. You can also upload your time through the RaceJoy APP and will still qualify for the 5K finisher medals!  


To Register, CLICK HERE, and be sure to select the school you are supporting - then gather your family, lace up, and get moving!  Let’s go, Allen ISD! 

Keep allen beautiful

The Keep Allen Beautiful Recycled Art Contest winners have been announced! Click on the links below to see the winners and their artwork!

Contest Winners

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Council Newsletter

Click on the image below to view the October 2020-2021 Council newsletter!


On Saturday, October 3, 2020 we celebrated our 2019-2020 Lifetime Membership, Watch D.O.G.S. & Leadership Academy Graduates. Click here to view and download pictures from our celebration.

2020 Allen ISD Bond

The Allen ISD Council of PTAs voted on September 23rd to back the Allen ISD 2020 Bond in its entirety. Click below to watch the video from Allen ISD Council of PTAs President Rachel Mitchell.


2020 Allen Candidate forum

If you were unable to join the 2020 Allen Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 29th we have posted the recorded session below. Hear from candidates for Mayor and Allen ISD Trustee Place 6.



Council Training

It's time to get together with your council and local counterparts to meet, share ideas, and receive helpful tips for your PTA position!
All Council Roundtables will be held virtually through Zoom and you will receive the link at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. Please register for any session you would like to attend. You may attend sessions for positions you do not currently hold but would like more information about. 
You MUST complete Basics training and Essentials training at the Texas PTA website PRIOR to attending any Council Roundtable session. The information covered at Roundtables is supplementary to the required Texas PTA training. 
Questions or to schedule any specific training for your board following Roundtable sessions, please email Jena Barocio at We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Letter of Support

Dear Allen ISD School Board and Administration,


The Allen Council of PTAs Executive Board would like to express our continued support of the Allen ISD School Board and Administrators during this challenging time. Thank you for the countless hours and sleepless nights spent on behalf of the students and families in Allen. 


As we continue to navigate uncertain waters, we trust the Allen ISD School Board and Administrators truly have the best interests of all families in mind and will continue to work to find solutions to meet the educational needs of all students in Allen ISD.  The Allen Council of PTAs pledges to continue to partner with the school district to ensure all our Allen Eagles Soar in 2020-2021 and beyond.



The Allen Council of PTAs 2020-2021 Executive Board


2020-2021 leadership academy nominations

Allen Council of PTAs is accepting nominations for the Leadership Academy Class of 2020-2021. For complete details on the program and for nominations, please CLICK HERE

2020 WatchDOG Nominations

Please help us congratulate these men on all of the contributions that they have made for their campus and students. We will be recognizing these men further in the fall. Congratulations WatchDOGS and Dynamic Allen Dad's of Allen ISD!




Thank you all for your patience and trust over the last few days. We know so many of you want to be able to help, especially in regard to food and support to our students. Yesterday, the Allen Council of PTAs met with District leadership and Allen Community Outreach representatives to determine how we can best do that.


We are beyond proud of the support and love our District is providing all children (ages 1-18) with weekday breakfast and lunch. Please encourage anyone you know who needs a meal for their child to utilize this program. Again, you do need to bring your child(ren) with you, but no information is required to receive the food. This is for ALL children in Allen, ages 1-18. Click here for details on pick up location and times.


While we all want to be able to support our District with monetary, food and volunteer donations, unfortunately, the District is unable to accept these types of donations. So, what can we do?

Fortunately, our community has a wonderful support organization that is set up to help. Allen Community Outreach (ACO) has transitioned all support to focus 100% on emergency support. They offer two primary services: financial and food.

  • Financial Services: Financial support to help those in need with rent, utilities, etc.
    There are limited qualifications to receive this help. ACO is focused on helping families stay in their homes during this challenging time. For utilities, you must be a TXU or CoServ customer. If you need assistance, please contact ACO directly by visiting their website,
  • Food Pantry: Distribution style effort to provide food in a grab-and-go environment. You must be a resident of Collin County to benefit from ACO’s food pantry.

While there are many things we can do, we encourage you to make a donation (monetary or food) to ACO, or any other food bank of your choice. This is the best option for families in Allen, and the surrounding areas, to supplement the breakfast and lunch support from the District. Please visit to make a donation or click here for a list of most-needed food items that can be dropped off.


We will continue working with the District to identify opportunities for help, support, and volunteering and we will inform you of those opportunities as they become available. Allen is the greatest community! We will get through this together.


Thank you,
Nina Felt
President, Allen Council of PTAs



On behalf of the nominating committee, we would like to congratulate the newly elected officers for the  2020-2021 Allen ISD Council of PTAs executive board. The following were elected at the March 4, 2020 Delegate meeting. 


President: Rachel Mitchell

Aide to President: Jena Barocio

VP Program: Leah Taylor

VP Membership: Insiya Patwa

VP Ways and Means: Alexandra Paterson

Secretary: Christine Kless

Treasurer: Hélène St-Pierre


Help Support Students in Need

Allen ISD and the Allen ISD Council of PTAs have a strong partnership to ensure that every learner is empowered to realize their full potential. One of the greatest distractions from achieving this goal is food and general health items. There are students at every single school in Allen who could use our help and support. 


Want to help? We have created Amazon wish lists of our greatest needs. We will update these throughout the year, but the links will stay the same. Shop and support knowing that the donations will go directly to Allen ISD students.


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AISD SEL Program

Cheryl Loving presented the new Allen ISD SEL program (Social Emotional Learning) at the September Council Delegates meeting. Allen ISD’s SEL initiative aims to create a community of connection through relationships, building a culture of inspiration, fostering collaboration, and the integration of curriculum to promote self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. #AllenInspires


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Citizenship Awards

Citizenship Awards are given out to teachers, staff, and parent volunteers that give their time and effort to support our schools. These individuals are nominated by local PTAs because they go above and beyond what is expected and make a difference for our children.




Volunteers who work with AISD student groups and organizations will need to complete a volunteer application. These groups include, but are not limited to, PTA organizations, booster clubs, cheerleading squads, dance squads (athletic and fine arts) and any other AISD student organizations where adults will be working with students other than their own children at AISD sponsored events.