Dr. LaTeesa A. Allen
Dr. LaTeesa Allen, a recognized leader in the field of education, is a passionate and results-driven leader with 25+years of experience in executive leadership. She has a proven record of success in developing and executing strategic plans to build organizational capacity while cultivating equitable institutions of unparalleled excellence. Dr. Allen has extensive experience leading organizations and K-12 school systems with a specific emphasis on transformation at local, state, and national levels. Dr. Allen is guided by a moral compass that consistently points in the direction of creating spaces for all students to become academically successful and productive citizens.
Dr. Allen is the President and CEO of Education Transformation Consulting Group, Vice President of MGT Education Solutions Group, and the Vice President of Marcus A. Allen Funeral Home. Dr. Allen began her career as an elementary education teacher. During her 25+ year career, she has served in the capacity of a principal, district leader, Regional Director of Education, Chief Program Officer, Superintendent of Schools, and Interim Deputy State Superintendent.
Dr. Allen’s impact currently extends nationally as she provides her expertise to local, state, and national agencies. Dr. Allen’s role as Interim Deputy Superintendent of Innovation included providing state leadership for nine state divisions within the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI). Dr. Allen successfully worked with state board members and state legislators to execute strategic initiatives for the state’s Department of Public Instruction. Additionally, Dr. Allen wasrecruited to serve as the Superintendent of the North Carolina Innovative School District (NCISD) to lead an innovative approach and accountability model to turnaround the state’s lowest-performing schools.
Prior to accepting the appointment as the Superintendent for the NCISD, Dr. Allen was the Chief Program Officer for Communities In Schools of North Carolina (CISNC), a statewide organization dedicated to providing evidence-based Integrated Student Supports to over 300 schools in North Carolina. Dr. Allen was responsible for overseeing the development, strategic planning, service delivery and management of a significant portfolio of programs whileleading the statewide Program Services Network. During her tenure at CISNC, Dr. Allen successfully launched statewide programs through partnerships with district superintendents and national student-focused organizational leaders to improve student outcomes for many of the most vulnerable students in the state.
Dr. Allen is an accomplished educator recognized as Florida’sTeacher of the Year for non-traditional schools. LaTeesa has also served on numerous workgroups for the Florida Department of Education. She was recognized for promoting strategic initiatives and revitalizing programs and non-traditional schools statewide and serving in a pivotal role in education reform by improving services at historically low-performing schools. In her relentless pursuit of excellence, LaTeesa has designed systems that have advanced organizational goals, improved education outcomes and increased student academic achievement, especially forschools with marginalized populations.
Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of South Florida, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the Florida State University. Dr. Allen is passionate about serving the community, making local footprints, and creating national impact. Dr. Allen believes that with God, all things are possible.