Jeffrey Allen has been an educator since 1975. He began as a special education teacher, and as an elementary school principal, he has seen first hand the effects of stress and other challenges that children encounter every day. He was voted Principal of the Year in the 1995-96 in the Madison (WI) Catholic Diocese. Since 1985, he has coordinated and facilitated Rainbows, a program designed for children who have experienced death, divorce or separation. In addition, Allen serves as coordinator for Odyssey of the Mind, the "Olympics" of creativity for children.