Natalia Allen is a public school teacher who has taught English, Journalism, Social Studies, U.S. History, World History, Cambridge Global Perspectives, Economics with Financial Literacy, American Government, Civics, Speech and Debate. Natalia has worked to develop a financial literacy program through her consulting firm that focuses on addressing the socio-economic needs of the communities she serves. Natalia focuses on the wholistic approach when it comes to personal finance instruction for students and their families, addressing all components that impact financial decisions. Natalia has received recognition and funding from different non-profit organizations such as The Education Fund to increase the accessibility of financial literacy in public schools across Miami-Dade County.
Natalia currently serves as the Educational Excellence School Advisory Council Chair, Social Studies Department Chair, and United Teachers of Dade Steward. In these roles, Ms. Allen is consistently advocating for her students to have access to personal finance courses prior to graduation, in additional to resource development to fund these financial literacy programs.
Once she entered the education field in Miami-Dade County as a full-time teacher, Ms. Allen was recognized as Rookie Teacher of the Year at two different schools in 2018, 2019, 2021. In addition to pedagogy, Natalia also provides professional development for teachers across the district through workshops and conferences. Ms. Allen has received notable fellowships as a result of her dedication to increasing civic literacy and engagement amongst her students. Natalia was recognized at the 2020 Florida Supreme Court Teacher Fellow, 2021 United States Supreme Court Teacher Fellow and was selected for the 2021 Presidential Academy for American History and Civics.
Natalia Allen is a graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia, where she earned her BA in Political Science and a Bachelor of Journalism with a Certificate in Multicultural Studies. Additionally, Natalia is a graduate of the University of Miami, where she earned her Master of Science in Education, with an emphasis in educational psychology.