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Sue Allen of Palo Alto

  Sue works part-time as technical support specialist and trainer in the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, where she helped implement a major "computers in the classroom" effort, prepared grants applications, organized donations of time and equipment, and building on skills learned over the years as a computer scientist and as a school and community volunteer.   Sue serves in many volunteer positions, including as a board member and treasurer of the Ravenswood Education Foundation and as director of the Menlo Park Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the library being one of the major resources for genealogical research in the San Francisco Bay Area and a branch of the largest genealogy facilities in the world.

From February 2005 to August 2006 Sue served as a senior missionary at one of the first Institute Outreach Centers for Young Single Adults of the LDS Church, stationed in Hamburg, Germany with her husband Ken.  (Both she and Ken speak German.)


For many years Sue taught an early morning seminary class to high school students in Palo Alto.

Sue has helped organize and stage The Annual Christmas Crèche Exhibit, a Palo Alto tradition of the LDS Church.

Sue was active at both of the local high schools, in the PTSA Council and with the school board in promoting improvement in all the schools in the district,

and she was instrumental in the formation of the all-schools fund, Palo Alto Partners in Education.
She started the high school parents' e-mail newsletters The Gunn Connection and The Paly Link.

Sue described her experience in the November 2006 issue of the BYU Computer Science Alumni Association newsletter recounted here.