Miss Van Allen

Hello! My name is Haleigh Van Allen and I am new to Normal Park! A few exciting things have happened to me this past year (2019). I graduated from Tennessee Technological University with my degree in elementary education, I got engaged to my best friend, and I began teaching fifth-grade literacy, social studies, and science at Normal Park Museum Magnet School! Before studying education, I lived in Honduras for two and a half years as an assistant first-grade teacher. Living in Central America fostered my love for education as well as traveling. Each summer you can find me traveling and enjoying a few of my favorite things such as hiking, swimming, paddle boarding, cycling, and just about anything outdoors. I am so excited to be teaching at Normal Park and I hope to learn alongside my amazing students! 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 
was born in Worcester, MA
have lived in Chattanooga for 14 years
have 4 siblings
have 3 pets
have traveled to 7 countries and 1 US territory
love animals and our planet