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email: jalls@polkschools.org                            Phone: 894-2525 ext. 5201
Education: 
Masters of Life Science - University of Maryland - 2006    
B.S.-Biology/Chemistry Ed.-Appalachian State University - 1992

Current PCHS Activities:
Science Department Chair - 1996-present                                 
Science Olympiad Co-sponsor - 2002-present                

Interests:
Reading and Writing 
Playing the Guitar and Singing
Spending time in "Nature" - enjoy a collection of photos from these adventures below: Photos taken by Brett Allsbrook.

Allsbrook Adventures


Awards/Honors:
    • Biogen Ignite the Power of STEM Grant - $5000 - 2017
    • Burrough Wellcome CASTM Finalist Grant $2000 - 2014 & 2016
    • Burroughs Wellcome PRISM Grant - $3000 - 2013-2014
    • North Carolina Biotechnology Center Grant - $24,000 - 2012-2014
        • PCCF - Slater Professional Development Grant $2500 - 
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center Grant - $16,000 - 2011-2012
  • Toshiba American Foundation Grant - $15,000 - 2009/2010
  • ING Unsung Heroes Award - $2000 - 2009/2010
  • PCHS Teacher of the Year - 2003/2004
  • Polk County Teacher of the Year - 2003/2004
  • Polk County Community Foundation Slater Grant Recipient
                • National Board Certification - AYA Science -    1998-present 




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