Dr. Judith (Judy) Allen is enjoying her 28th year as a Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) employee. She began her career as a substitute teacher at Torrejon AB, Spain. As a classroom teacher she taught grades seven and first at Torrejon AB, and Rota, Spain and grades six and five in Incirlik, Turkey. She entered administration in 1991 and has served as an Educational Program Manager (EPM) at Incirlik Elementary School, Turkey; Assistant Principal, David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School, Rota Spain and Kinser Elementary School, Okinawa; Principal, Kinser Elementary School, Okinawa and Ramstein Elementary School, Germany; Chief of Staff and Assistant Superintendent, Isles District Office, Feltwell, England. She transferred to the Korea District Office as the Assistant Superintendent and was selected for her current position as Superintendent in 2014.
Dr. Allen is a Maryland native and spent 22 years as an AF spouse. She traveled the world with her AF husband, with assignments at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Tachikawa AFB, Japan, Hanscom Field, (Lowell Technological Institute) Massachusetts, Shaw AFB, SC, Hickam AFB, Hawaii and Torrejon AB, Spain. Dr. Allen holds the following degrees: Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, University of Nevada-Reno; Master's Degree in Public Administration, Troy State University, European Division and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
Dr. Allen is the mother of three children, Laura, Ted, Jr. and Marc. Marc is active duty Air Force and just recently returned from a second tour of duty in Iraq. She has five grandchildren, 3 of whom are Air Force dependents and one of whom just joined the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) -- Keeping the tradition alive!