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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.

Ms. Botsis (resource)

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. ‚ÄčUpdated 10/1/17.


Mrs. Henry (Reading Specialist)

Mrs. Henry graduated from UMBC with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her certification in Elementary Education. She also holds a Master's degree in Reading Education from Towson University. She has spent her entire career in BCPS, teaching fourth, first, and third grades before becoming a reading specialist. In her free time Mrs. Henry enjoys traveling with her husband and two sons, going to concerts, and watching her boys play sports. Updated 8/6/18


Mrs. Higgins (resource)

Mrs. Higgins has been teaching for twelve years as a special
educator at Hampton Elementary. She received a Bachelor of Science degree
from Frostburg State University and a Master of Education degree from
Goucher College.

This school year Mrs. Higgins plans to work together with you as a team, share ideas, and find the
most effective ways to teach your child! Updated 9/4/18.