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Our Team

Tim Allen, M.S.
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Senior Staff Developer

Tim Allen is an educator that brings over 18 years of experience with strong knowledge of K-5 curriculum/assessment, instruction, and professional development. As a former classroom teacher, interventionist, and reading specialist, he has facilitated professional learning in multiple capacities and to various audiences to support diverse learners.  He has extensive expertise working with struggling students with diverse educational and linguistic needs and is passionate about bringing change to improve student learning.  Currently, Tim works within MI’s Evaluation and School Improvement Services division supporting the Capital District Regional Partnership Center as a school specialist.



K-12 Education

  • Knowledge of quality literacy instruction

  • Research-based instructional strategies to support diverse learners

  • Designing and implementing student interventions

  • Reviewing and creating test items for summative assessments

  • Data-driven instructional decision-making

  • Differentiated professional development

  • Facilitating professional learning teams

  • Observation and feedback of teaching practices to improve student outcomes




  • M.S. (2001), Reading, K-12 Specialist, University at Albany, SUNY

  • B.A. (1999), Social Studies, Secondary Education, University at Albany, SUNY

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