Phone: (843) 664-8459
Degrees and Certifications:
Associate of Arts, Fine Arts, and Marketing/Business Management, Bachelor's of Science, Art EducationMaster's of Education, Learning Disabilities
Mrs. Michele Stephens Allen
Originally from the Florence, I grew up in Florence, South Carolina. I graduated high school from Hannah-Pamplico High. I, then lived all over the state of Mississippi. While I was there, I got three Associate Degrees. I received an Associates of the Arts and an Associate of Marketing/Business Management from Southwest Mississippi Community College. I also received an Associate of Fine Arts from Copiah-Lincoln Community College. I then attended Mississippi College for three years before moving home, and transferring to Francis Marion University. I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science, in Art Education, in 2006. I also received a Master's of Education, in Learning Disabilities from Francis Marion University in 2012. I also have ceritification Art Education k-12, with an endorsement in Gifted and Talented, with the South Carolina Department of Education. I also have dual certification in Georgia.
I taught high school at Lee Central High School in Bishopville, South Carolina from 2007-2009. I, then, taught elementary art in all three elementary schools in Dillon, South Carolina from 2009-2013. I joined the Lester family in August 2013.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, painting, sewing, and crochet. I recently have been taking summer classes in glassblowing. My husband is also an art teacher. We have three Pekingese and a gaggle of cats.