Phone: (254) 752-3751


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Thia Allen

Principal's Bio:

 About Me


Waco High School, Class of 1996

Baylor University,   Class of 2000--BBA in Economics

Tarleton State University, Class of 2009--Masters in Education


Texas Teacher Certification--Secondary Business Administration

Texas Principal Certification--Early Childhood through Grade 12

Professional Experience

Waco ISD     2000-present

          Classroom Teacher, 2000-2005

          Middle School Cheer Coach, 2000-2005

          Instructional Specialist, 2005-2012

          Assistant Principal, 2012-2014

          Principal, 2014-Present

Community Involvement

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. 

Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church

Family Info

Proud Mother of Three Dean Highland Graduates (Brooke, Meghan, & Rachel)

Favorite Quote

Master the Challenge!




  • Dragon Tale 9-29-2020

    Posted by Thia Allen on 9/29/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Please check out September 2020's Edition of the Dragon Tale!Newsletter


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  • Fall Carnival 2019

    Posted by Thia Allen on 11/10/2019

    The 2019 Fall Carnival Was a Huge Success! Thank you to all who came out to support Us. You are appreciated! Please click on the link below  to view a short slide show.

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  • Proud Principal!

    Posted by Thia Allen on 10/15/2019 7:00:00 PM

    Resident Spelling Whiz!!

    Congratulations to 4th Grade Student, Chloe Lively, for placing in the spelling bee at the Heart of Texas Fair Academic Rodeo! Chloe will be recognized at  Waco ISD's October school board meeting for her recent success at the HOT Academic Rodeo!

    Dean Highland is very proud of Chloe's achievements! She will have the opportunity to compete in the Central Texas Spelling Bee where the winners vie for a spot in the National Scripps Spelling Bee located in Washington D.C. 

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  • Principal Brags!

    Posted by Thia Allen on 9/30/2019 1:00:00 AM

    Proud Principal !!!!!!!

    3rd Grade Student Ilan Capetillo scored the most points in a single given day compared to all students in Texas using Achieve 3000’s KidBiz. Congratulations Illan! You have made Ms. Allen A Very PROUD Principal!

     Thia Allen with male student and Greg Oubre

    I am proud of my staff for creating a very successful college awareness day. Go Dragons for promoting higher learning!! You all have made me a Very Proud Principal! 

    Mr. Amor

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  • Spirit Day is Coming! Order A T-Shirt!

    Posted by Thia Allen on 9/23/2019

    Spirit Day is Coming! Order A T-Shirt!

    DH Family,

    We would like every student to wear our official D.H. spirit shirt on the last Friday of each month. T-Shirt orders can be placed through October 1, 2019. Help us fill our hallways with Dragon Pride by ordering a shirt! Additional order forms will be sent home this week.



    :) Ms. Allen



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  • Open House

    Posted by Thia Allen on 9/4/2019 6:00:00 PM

    Open House was a Great Success!


    Thank you all for coming out last night. I was glad to see so many smiling faces.  Please click on the following links to see the PowerPoint I presented about school procedures and a short video made of last night's pictures!

    School Procedures & Rules

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Principal Allen on 9/3/2019

    Welcome to our website! It is my hope that you find this page informative so that it may serve as a communication link between home and school. 

    We strive to make this website a place where you can find timely information about the school. If there are opportunities that we have missed, please let me know.  If you like something, we also want to know so that we can continue to serve you in an effective manner.

    Feel free to contact me at my email address ( or the school phone number (254) 752-3751. Questions, comments, and  feedback is welcome.

    Thank you for your continued support and involvement in your child’s education. I am looking forward to an outstanding school year. 

    Thia Allen

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