Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Emerson Allen

I am a graduate of Rice University with a B.A. in English. I started teaching in Corpus Christi at Roy Miller High School and was there for 6 years.  In 2012, I moved to Austin and was a part of Round Rock ISD at both McNeil and Round Rock High School between 2012 and 2017.  I am embarking on my 2nd year in the Judson ISD school district and my 13th year teaching/coaching. I am a football and wrestling coach here at VMHS and look forward to bringing enthusiasm to my students.

Currently, I am the English Department Chair, and teach English I Honors and English 4. I am a supporter of innovation in the classroom, use of social media to provide relevant, real-world context, and connecting the in-class experiences to skills needed in the 21st century. Critical thinking is an essential part of what I teach, and I am a believer that learning should be challenging, engaging, and full of joy.

I am happily married and have six children. I am a firm believer in teaching relevant materials and meeting my students where they are.  I look forward to an exciting year!