Becki Allen is the daughter of two public school teachers and understands both the importance and challenge of being a school teacher. Her dad taught 5th grade and her mom was a middle school Math teacher. Becki essentially grew up in the schools where her parents taught. They would bring her to school early and she would stay late waiting for her parents to finish up their day. Her love for education, teachers, and parents were formed in those early years.
Becki attended public school and then college on the northside of Chicago at North Park University. She graduated from NPU in 2003 with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies which led her to work for two non-profits for over 15 years. She worked for a pregnancy clinic and then for a multi-faceted ministry that included a pre-school and an alternative school for at-risk teens.
Becki has been married to her husband, Nick, for almost 20 years. They have three wonderful children, twin girls and a son. All three attend Wake County Public Schools and are currently enrolled in middle school.
Becki’s passion extends beyond schools and the classroom and she has been active in her church’s children’s ministries as well as volunteering in her children’s classrooms pre-covid. She and her husband along with a group from their church helped build a kindergarten in Haiti and later funded a playground at that same school as well as started a University. She and her husband have also funded a curriculum at their local high school in Cary which teaches students how to navigate real-world situations with financial responsibility. The students learn how to pay off debt, save for the future, budget and how to be generous with their money.
Her heart is to serve her community and she views stepping up to run for school board as an act of service. She wants to focus on listening to and engaging parents in their children’s education, bringing students up to grade level, putting the classroom focus on academics, making sure all curriculum is available and transparent to parents, as well as supporting teachers and other school staff.
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