Dr. Ken Helvey
Dr. Ken Helvey was named Superintendent of Schools for the Allen Independent School District in August of 2006. During the course of his 29 year career in public education, Dr. Helvey has held the positions of vocational agriculture teacher, athletic director, head football coach, assistant principal, director of finance and technology, and assistant superintendent.
Originally from Howe, Texas, Dr. Helvey earned his undergraduate degree from Tarleton State University and his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas A & M Commerce. He received his doctoral degree from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Helvey was recently named Region 10’s 2012 Superintendent of the Year. He currently serves as chairman of the UIL Region 25 Music Executive Committee and Boy Scouts of America Nominating Committee Chair. He is an active member of Region 10's Regional Consortium for Innovation, Administrative Service Advisory Committee and TASA/TACS Study Group, the TASA Leadership Committee as well as the Urban Superintendents Association of America, Allen Sunrise Rotary and the Texas Association of Suburban/Mid-Urban Schools.
Since 1999, Dr. Helvey's research and professional career has focused on developing effective resource allocation plans for optimum student achievement with a focus on efficiency. With approximately 19,600 students, Allen ISD is one of the two largest Texas school districts to be rated Exemplary, while being in the top 10% of the 200 largest Texas districts for financial efficiency and academic performance. Dr. Helvey and his wife, Sheena, live in Allen. They have been married for 25 years, and are the proud parents of four daughters, and grandparents to one granddaughter.