• 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.  

    The Allen Family