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Allen Antoine

Rice University Office of STEM Engagement
Associate Director for Math and Computer Science
Houston, Texas Area
As Associate Director of Mathematics and Computer Science of the Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM), Allen provides mathematics and computer science support. In this role, he specializes in providing lesson ideas, professional development, and teacher mentoring in the fields of mathematics and CS. Particular points of emphasis include increasing numeracy, inquiry-based learning and culturally responsive teaching strategies. Additionally, Allen has traveled across the state of Texas with WeTeach_CS to facilitate teacher preparation courses for the high school computer science competency exam. He also serves as a master teacher for Bootstrap, a program that aims to implement computer science principles in mathematics classrooms.

Before joining R-STEM, Allen worked in various positions in the educational field. As an interventionist in Orleans Parish Schools, he worked with elementary students to improve their literacy and numeracy levels. As a middle school teacher in Alief ISD, he taught 8th grade mathematics (on-level and remedial) and Honors Algebra I. Additionally, Allen worked on mathematics curriculum development for Alief ISD and Rice University. Allen currently holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Xavier University of Louisiana and an M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership from Lamar University.