Katie Allen

Katie AllenHello! My name is Katie Allen, and I am so excited to be a kindergarten teacher here at Cardinal Elementary School.  As a native of Arlington, I attended Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. I completed my undergraduate education at James Madison University in both Marketing and English. After four years of successfully selling computers, I wanted to make more of a difference in the world. I changed careers and went on to receive a master’s degree in Education at Marymount University. I was fortunate to grow up in an Army family, spending part of my childhood in Germany and attending kindergarten where it originally began! My teaching career started as a 4th grade teacher at Nottingham and Abingdon Elementary Schools before moving away to Illinois for many years.  I welcomed the opportunity to return to my roots in Arlington, APS, and now, here, at Cardinal.  Learning is a passion of mine and when I  see my students’ eyes light up when they discover something new, it is such a thrill!   During my free time, I enjoy the theatre, music, yoga, reading, hiking and travel.  My favorite destination is anywhere I can learn about new cultures.



  • Mathematics - Kindergarten
  • Social Studies - Kindergarten
  • Language Arts - Kindergarten
  • Science - Kindergarten
  • Reading - Kindergarten
  • Homeroom - Kindergarten