Dear Parents/Guardians:
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and share my enthusiasm about the 2015-2016 school year as the principal of Franklin Elementary School.  I will continue to be joined for the 2015-16 school year by Vice Principal, Kimberly Coyne and welcome our new Administrative Intern, Laura Mitchell. Our team is eager to continue and strengthen the relationships that we have with the students, staff and community members of Franklin Elementary School.   
Allow me to share some information about my educational background and professional experience. I am native to Syracuse and attended Syracuse City Schools (Huntington K-8 and Nottingham High School).  Like many of you, I am the proud mom of four boys.  I come to you with 15 years of professional experience in the Syracuse City School District. I served most recently as the Vice Principal of Franklin Elementary School.  I have also been an administrator at Danforth Middle School and Van Duyn Elementary School.  Prior to becoming an administrator, I was a teacher of Middle School Science at Grant Middle School for 10 years.  I hold two degrees from the State University of New York at Oswego and one from Walden University.

I look forward to strengthening our partnership to allow us, as a unified group, to provide your child with the best education possible so that they will become the leaders of tomorrow. If you have questions or concerns at any time, please feel free to contact me at the school. 

Katrina Allen