• Hello! My name is Jacquelyn Allen and this is my first year at Melzer. I am coming from Wilmette where I taught first grade for many, many years. Prior to that, I taught K and 1 in the city. I recieved my MA in Reading in 2017. Teaching literacy is my passion and I am thrilled that I get to do it full-time! It is my goal to create a safe enviornent where students are given the tools necessary to become readers and writers. My door is always open to answer any questions you may have on how to support your child at home.