Volena Mack Allen a 1943 graduate of Fairview High School, Linden, Tx received her B.S. degree in Home Economics and Elementary Education from Prairie View A & M in 1951. She taught at Floyd Valley School, Marietta, Tx, Panhandle High School & Douglas High School,Douglasville, Tx. She retired in 1985 from Atlanta ISD, Atlanta, Tx after 30 years in education.