A.T. Allen Administration
Melanie Raso - Principal
Laura Ruble - Assistant Principal of Instruction
Welcome! I am excited to be a part of the AT Allen family as the Assistant Principal of Instruction. Prior to joining the AT Allen Elementary staff, I was Assistant Principal at C.C. Griffin Middle School for 2 years and taught 3rd & 4rd grade in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. I earned a B.A. Degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Charlotte and Master's in School Administration from UNC-Charlotte. As a NC Principal Fellow, I completed a full time principal internship at Concord Middle School during the 2013-2014 school year.
I am originally from Gainesville, Florida and moved to North Carolina during my 7th grade year in school. During my free time, I enjoy watching a variety of sports and have a passion for coaching. I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball as much as possible. I look forward to working with our staff, students, and families this during the 2018-2019 school year!
Lisa Hartman - Assistant Principal
Welcome to AT Allen Elementary! I am pleased to be a part of the Cardinal family and look forward to working with you. This is my 28th year in education with 10 of those years teaching 3rd and 4th grades. I am originally from Texas but have also worked in Oklahoma and Georgia before coming to North Carolina. I started working in CCS in 2014 where I served as principal at Winecoff Elementary for 2 ½ years. I earned my B.A. degree in elementary education from East Texas State University and my master degree in education administration from Texas A &M University-Commerce. When not at school, I enjoy cooking, reading on my front porch, and watching my son play basketball. We also enjoy spending time as a family in the mountains near West Jefferson, NC.