W.L. Thompson Elementary School
515 Thompson Lane
Lake Villa, IL 60046
Hello! My name is Melissa Allen. This is my 22nd year of teaching and my 9th year in Lake Villa School District 41. I currently teach 5th grade, and I've also served as the RTI Reading Specialist. I possess a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University and a Master's Degree in Reading from National-Louis University.
I currently reside in Vernon Hills, Illinois and grew up in Buffalo Grove, IL. I'm married to a very handsome, intelligent, funny, hard-working gentleman named Jason. We have 2 beautiful children. Our daughter Shauna is 8 and our son Gavin is 3. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, reading (especially with my children), traveling, watching cable news (CNN!), attending festivals/concerts, and going to the movies.