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Allen to Remain at Helm of Revamped Academy for Boys

Lamar AllenAfter an extensive search, Lamar Allen was selected as the principal of George Washington Carver (GWC) STEM Academy for Boys. Allen has over 13 years of experience as an educator and has served in various leadership capacities impacting primary students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Among his various roles were chair of the School-Based Decision Making Council, grade-level lead, STEM teacher, academic dean, culturally responsive teaching trainer, PGES coach, and most recently the acting program director for the Carter G. Woodson Preparatory Academy (CGWP). 

In July, CGWP will embark on an exciting new chapter as the George Washington Carver STEM Academy for Boys. This change signifies more than a new name and launches a fresh start for our students with a renewed focus on student opportunity, community partnerships, and STEM education.

“Lamar’s appointment as principal marks an exciting new chapter, and with his continued leadership and vision, we are poised to provide even more rigorous and student-focused instruction for young men in our community,” said Superintendent Demetrus Liggins. “He has the vision and passion to lead the school to greater heights and is committed to providing rich learning experiences and accessible opportunities to help close achievement and opportunity gaps.” 

Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in Community Communications and Leadership Development from the University of Kentucky and received a master’s degree in Education in Teaching: Learning & Leading from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his Educational Specialist degree at the University of the Cumberlands.

Posted May 19, 2023