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Dr. Chelsea Allison, Assistant Principal

Dr. Chelsea Allison

Dr. Chelsea Allison came to Kennedale High School to teach high school art in August 2022, but found herself transitioning to the role of Dean of Students in January 2023. This year, she transitioned once more to the role of Academic Dean, overseeing testing and other academic support services for our high school students and teachers. This is Dr. Allison’s 24th year in education, and 15th year in a campus or district administration. She has 9 years of experience as an art teacher in grades K-12 from Birdville ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and Kennedale ISD. She served as a high school Instructional Specialist for 2 years in Fort Worth ISD, before becoming a middle school Assistant Principal and Dean of Instructional for 5 years in the same district. In 2013, Dr. Allison joined Arlington ISD as an elementary Principal, and in 2017 moved to Keller ISD, where she served as a Middle Principal, High School Administrator and District CTE Technology Support Specialist.

Outside of education, Dr. Allison has had a variety of work experiences, including working as a freelance graphic artist, as the Art Director at Texas Wesleyan University, as the resident artist/graphics intern and educator for the Fort Worth Zoo, and as a Field Supervisor to pre-service art teachers with the University of North Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Tarleton State University, a Master of Art in Art Education from the University of North Texas and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership from the University of North Texas. She has three boys: Jaydon (21), Cole (18) and Cai (14), who lovingly call her Dr. Mom. Her husband of 25 years, Jason, works as a forensic scientist with the Fort Worth Police Department Crime Lab. When not working, Chelsea enjoys RV traveling with her family, reading, exploring estate sales, and quilting.

Chelsea Allison