This summer Chef Allen will be working at a summer camp in the kitchen with a long-time family friend. Valerie Allen will obtain her CNA license, and then pursue further education, which will leave Chef Allen time to focus on his family. “I am really looking forward to being able to get to know my children better,” Chef Allen remarked.
“I will definitely miss all of the students I got to know, but especially the cafeteria workers,” Chef Allen reflected. “We’ve been through lots together, and I wouldn’t trade anything for that. Through those experiences, I learned lessons that I will take with me forever. Campion Academy will always be close to my heart, and I will continue to keep Campion in my thoughts and prayers. I look forward to seeing where God will take this academy.”
Val Allen shared, “Campion will always hold a special place in my heart. God reaffirmed my passion for music and confirmed what degree I should pursue. Getting to know the students, specifically my cafe crew and the orchestra members is also something I will cherish. You are all in my prayers and heart as you finish the school year, and your lives move forward. I can’t wait to see you again and see what you accomplish.”
Students and staff shared what they appreciated about the Allens:
“Mr. Allen was a really cool boss, and I appreciated working under him. What stood out to me was his cheerful attitude. Even though he came in at 5 in the morning he always had energy and a smile on his face.” - Ekenna
“Mrs. Valerie Allen has been an invaluable addition to the Music Department. I’m so sorry to see her go. She has played Viola in the Orchestra these past two years and has led in many sectionals to help our string students improve on technique and bowing. Her love of music is evident to the students and she has been a great model of how a very experienced musician performs and behaves.” - Yves Clouzet
“I really appreciated the time I spent with Chef Allen and Mrs. Allen. Working for them was a great experience, and I learned a lot of things that I will take with me for life.” - Yan