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Karen Allen
K-12 Music, Media Specialist

I was raised in New Castle, Delaware and moved with my family to McCook, Ne as a teenager. After graduation from McCook High School I attended McCook Community College. Music has always been a very important part of my life and it was a natural decision to pursue my teaching degree after my children left for college. I was and still am the ultimate band geek and was chosen for the McDonald’s All- American Marching Band as a high school junior. What a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade that was! I also marched in two inaugural parades and two bowl games. My college years took me to Europe performing in wind ensembles. Europe was unforgettable! I received my Bachelor of Science of Music Education from Chadron State College. I student taught in Alliance, Ne. My experience in Chadron is with me always and I will always be grateful for the experience. Since then I have taught in Harrison, NE, Simms, MT, Hitchcock County Schools, and Hayes Center. I enjoy teaching music, and hope that music can bring my students the amazing experiences that brought me. Music is for life.




Phone: 308-286-5600Email: Karen AllenHayes Center Schools
Hayes Center Nebraska