Special Education

Mrs. Allen (resource)

Hi, my name is Jill Allen.  My primary role at Hampton is to work with children who receive special education services.  I have been in this position at Hampton for four years.  Prior to working at Hampton I was the special educator at Jacksonville Elementary School.  I have been a special education teacher for 28 years.

My education began in New York at S.U.N.Y. Brockport where I earned my Bachelors in Elementary Education.  Upon moving to Maryland I earned my Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I also certified as a Reading teacher.

When I am not working at Hampton I enjoy visiting my mom in upstate New York and taking long walks with my dog.

Mrs. Colen (speech)

Mrs. Colen has been the speech and language therapist at Hampton for 21 years.  She was born and raised in Providence, RI and attended URI for both her undergraduate and master’s degrees.  Before coming to Baltimore, she resided in Western Mass. with her husband and 3 children.  In the course of her career, she has provided speech therapy services to students from preschool age to middle school in RI, MA, and CT. In her free time, Mrs. Colen enjoys singing, gardening, walking, exercising, reading, and trying out new recipes.  During school breaks, she travels to different parts of the country to visit her now grown children. ​Updated 10/1/17.

Mrs. Higgins (resource)

My name is Bryanna Higgins and this will be my eleventh year as a special educator at Hampton Elementary. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Frostburg State University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I received my Master of Education degree from Goucher College in School Improvement Leadership. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son Cash. ​Updated 10/10/17.

Ms. Singleton (Reading Specialist)

Bridget Singleton has been an educator for 34 years.  She began her career teaching Kindergarten in an Archdiocesan school.  Ms. Singleton has been a member of Baltimore County School System for 27 years. She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Reading/Literacy.  She spent the majority of her career teaching first grade and has been a reading specialist for four years.  Ms. Singleton enjoy singing, playing her guitar, reading, traveling, spending time at the beach, and hanging out with her great nephew, Jackson. She also directs the contemporary music choir at her church.