Holly Allen is a new member of the Madison School District Board of Trustees as of July, 2015. Holly is excited to be part of this Board and to work together as a team with the Superintendent and the other members. Holly wanted to join the School Board to make a difference in her community. She is proud to represent her zone and is looking forward to making decisions that will help the youth in our school district continue to learn and grow in a healthy and safe environment.
Holly grew up in Rexburg and attended Madison schools from K- 12, graduating in 1992. She grew up working in her families hardware store on Main Street in Rexburg. Holly has been married to Joe Allen for 21 years, and they have raised their three daughters, Sydney, Mazie, and Ellie here in Rexburg. Holly and Joe are small business owners at Century 21 High Dessert working together as Real Estate Professionals. Holly was a professor at BYU-Idaho for 13 years working in the Physical Education department, Exercise and Sports Science Department and most recently in the Health, Recreation and Human Performance department. Last year Holly changed professions and is currently employed at Eastern Idaho Public Health, Preparedness division as a sub contractor for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention preparing for and responding to chemical and biological warfare, terrorism and pandemic disease, specifically Ebola and other highly infectious diseases. She also works in Epidemiology, and is a liaison for the Region 7 Behavioral Health Board.
Holly is very passionate about education and believes all children have the right to learn in a safe and healthy environment, and feels that "Going On" to higher education after graduating high school is one of the most important decisions a student will make. She would like to make sure all students at Madison have as many opportunities as possible to help them prepare for college. Holly earned her Associates Degree from Ricks College, her Bachelors Degree from BYU-Idaho, and her Masters Degree in Health Education from Idaho State University.
Holly loves working hard, volunteering, and most of all spending time with her family. She loves skiing, running, biking, swimming, boating, traveling, wake surfing, shopping, and watching her daughters play soccer and her husband coach. Her passion is volunteering in programs that involve her children and youth in the community. She has served for over 15 years on the Board of Directors for the Idaho International Summerfest, an annual event sponsored by the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce, and served as the Chairperson twice. For three years she has been the Director of Idaho's first and only No-Sunday-Play soccer tournament, the Yellowstone Cup. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Upper Valley Soccer Foundation. She is passionate about health and fitness and loves to teach and encourage her children and her students to make the time to be active and find their passion in life.
Holly would like to be an advocate for students and teachers while she serves on the Board. She wants to represent the voice of the patrons from her zone and have a positive impact on the Madison School Board while she is in office. Please feel free to reach her by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.