McPherson – At its June 6th meeting, the McPherson School Board appointed Chris Allen as principal of Eisenhower Elementary School, effective . Allen is currently the principal of McPherson Middle School.
An interview team from Eisenhower Elementary conducted interviews on Thursday, June 2. They interviewed 5 finalists from a strong pool of 20 candidates.
Mr. Allen made this statement on June 6th: "It is exciting to have the opportunity to work with a staff that has proven to be great. I am looking forward to continue doing what's best for all kids and to model a culture that promotes learning. I cannot wait to start working with the students and staff at Eisenhower Elementary School."
Chris is a graduate of Fort Hays State University, with a degree in Secondary Education and Music. Following his undergrad, Mr. Allen obtained his Masters in School Leadership from Fort Hays State, in 2013. Chris also has a wide range of educational experience, including eight years as a math teacher and coach at McPherson High School. Chris began his career as a teacher in the Hutchinson school district. This school year, Mr. Allen has served as the MMS Assistant Principal/AD as well as the interim principal after the departure of Mrs. Kelley Brake. The current EES principal, Craig Marshall has accepted a superintendent job in Burlington, Kansas after serving for ten years as principal at Eisenhower.