Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Stephanie Allen
I attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where I started as a film major but found that my love of storytelling related more to literature than to making films. I also found that I enjoyed helping and tutoring classmates. In 2003, I received my bachelor’s degree in English with certification for high school education and an endorsement in speech. I later went on to gain my middle school endorsements through Aurora University, in Aurora, Ill.
I began my teaching career in Decatur, Ill., but after one year, I decided to return home to teach. This is my tenth year teaching English at Oswego East High School. I am lucky enough to have been able to put my film minor to use teaching Film Analysis and Composition through the English department.