August 12, 2022
Mrs. Allen has been employed by the Walton County School District since 2009. She earned her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University, a master's degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy Univeristy , and a master's degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. Over the last 13 years, Mrs. Allen has taught third, fourth, and fifth grade at West DeFuniak Elementary. She has also served as the Title 1 Contact, School Improvement Chair, Kiwana's K-Kid's Advisor, School Advisory Council Chair, and in many other roles.
Mrs. Allen is known for her enthusiam and positive attitude. She is always doing what she can do to assist students, faculty, parents, and community members. Mrs. Allen is innovative and always looking for new ways to support WDE! She is excited to continue her journey in this new role!
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February 4, 2022
Congratulations to Mrs. Darlene Paul for being named Walton County School District's Principal of the Year. Mrs. Paul has been the principal at West DeFuniak Elementary for the past 13 years and has been an educator for 20 years. Every day she puts forth extra effort to make our school the best that it can be. She believes in her students and her staff and desires for each of them to be successful! Without a doubt, she deserves this tremendous award! We are so proud to call her our own! Join us in congratulating her!
February 2, 2022
West DeFuniak Elementary’s 4th and 5th grade students went on a Math & Science Safari last night at WDE’s annual Math/Science Family Night. Students received WDE Safari Transit Passes from their teacher at school on Tuesday, February 1st. Students brought those passes to Math/Science Family Night to use as their admission ticket into the Safari. Students had boarding passes that got stamped as they visited classrooms, the music room, the art room, and the cafeteria. These stops featured science activities relevant to animal adaptations. Students and families had lots of funs creating things, playing games, and figuring out how different animals live, eat, and survive.
Students also visited a math station on their grade level where they learned to play fun math games aligned with grade level standards. Students were able to take home these math packets to play with their parents and families at home.