Phone: (815)886-3380


Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Education-University of St. Francis Broadcasting- Columbia College Reading Specialist- Olivet Nazarene

Mrs. Danielle Allen


My name is Danielle Allen and this is my 16th year teaching at Irene King.  I graduated from Columbia College with a Bachelor's Degree in broadcasting. Then I went to the University of St. Francis and received my Master’s in Education. I decided to go back to school to get another Master’s Degree as a reading specialist from Olivet Nazarene University.

I have been married for 16 years to my husband, Jeffrey Allen. He is also employed with Valley View School District as a PE teacher and was a Department Chair. We have two outgoing children, Addison and Corey. Addison is a seventh-grader at Troy Middle School, and Corey is in third grade at Hofer. Addison is involved in soccer and gymnastics. Corey is involved in soccer, basketball, and baseball.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy traveling with my family and exploring the outdoors. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and camping at Yogi Bear. Jeff and I have played on a co-ed kickball team at the Joliet Park District for the past 2 years. We also learned how to play pickleball and we highly recommend it!

Each year brings students of all backgrounds and interests but one thing remains constant; every child wants to feel safe, successful, and confident. I hope to encourage curiosity and discovery in each of your children. My goal is to help your children reach their fullest potential.