Roberta Allen Retires

The American School reached the end of an era last week when Roberta Allen retired after more than four decades of dedicated service.  In her American School career, Roberta wore many hats, including guidance director and instructor, but she spent the majority of her career as curriculum director.  In that capacity, she led the design, writing and editing of countless courses and study guides.  In fact, there is not a single course we offer today that does not have Roberta's imprint on it in some way, shape or form.  At a dinner in her honor over the weekend, Roberta said that one of the greatest achievements of her life, along with being married for more than 40 years and having two children, was authoring the Planning Your Career course, which has helped tens of thousands of students determine which field of employment would be best for them in the future.  Those of us who were privileged to work with Roberta on a daily basis will miss her wisdom, guidance and humor around the office.  As she enjoys a happy and healthy retirement, we will use the skills Roberta taught us to give American School students an even richer educational experience.