North Shore High School teacher Brian Allen was recognized as the Galen Park ISD Educator of the Month during the March 2 North Area Channel Chamber of Commerce luncheon in the Monument Room of San Jacinto College North.
Allen began his career as a biology teacher at North Shore High School in 1995 outfitted with a red pen, a good heart and a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management from Texas Southern University. During his first years, he established himself as one of the top science teachers in the department. He ventured into other projects, including one that eventually became his pride and joy, the Mademoiselles and Gents. The organization was brought to the campus of North Shore High School to provide opportunities for self-development and preparation for life. Under his leadership the organization accomplished that vision and more. The Mademoiselles and Gents produces young, well-rounded, community service oriented individuals with strong academic achievements.
Allen has worked collaboratively with organizations such as: Alliance for Lupus Research, AIDS Foundation, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, United Negro College Fund, March of Dimes, Star of Hope and Keep Houston Beautiful. He has also worked with the State Board for Educator Certification and National Evaluation System Standard Setting Committee – Physical Science and Life Science 8-12. Allen was named as the North Shore High School Teacher of the Year in 2001 and also received a Sunshine Award from Channel 2 in 2005.
Shown from the March 3 Chamber of Commerce luncheon are (l-r): Stephanie Schroeder, chairperson for the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Committee; Brian Allen, biology teacher at North Shore High School; and John Moore, principal at North Shore High School.