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Degrees and Certifications:

Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, and Marketing/Business Management, Bachelor's of Science, Art Education, Master's of Education, Learning Disabilities, Masters's of Library and Information Science.

Mrs. Michele Stephens Allen

Originally from the Florence, I grew up in Pamplico, South Carolina. I graduated high school from Hannah-Pamplico High. I, then lived all over the state of Mississippi. While I was there, I got three Associate Degrees. I received an Associates of the Arts and an Associate of Marketing/Business Management from Southwest Mississippi Community College. I also received an Associate of Fine Arts from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. I, then, attended Mississippi College for three years before moving home and transferring to Francis Marion University. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a  Bachelor's of Science, in Art Education, in 2006. I also received a Master's of Education, in Learning Disabilities from Francis Marion University in 2012.  In 2019, I earned a Masters's of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. I have certifications in Art Education k-12, and Media Specialists, with an endorsement in Gifted and Talented, with the South Carolina Department of Education. I also have dual certification in Georgia.

I taught high school at Lee Central High School in Bishopville, South Carolina from 2007-2009. I, then, taught elementary art in all three elementary schools in Dillon, South Carolina from 2009-2013. I joined the Lester family in August 2013.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, sewing, and crochet. I recently have been taking summer classes in glassblowing. My husband is also an art teacher. We have two Pekingese and a gaggle of cats.