Dr. Ken Helvey has more than 30 years of experience in education. He has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, athletic director, director of finance and technology, and assistant superintendent for student services. He retired as Allen ISD superintendent in 2013.

Ken has successfully led numerous change processes in strategic planning, curriculum and professional development, master planning, technology planning, program analysis for budget development, and tax ratification election. He was part of the North Texas Regional Consortium of school districts that adopted the Visioning Document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, as the framework for school transformation. This group initiated the statewide movement to examine the assessment system that ultimately resulted the passage of HB 5, which drastically reduced the number of required state assessments and provided more flexibility for student college and career choices.

Ken earned his Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University, Masters of Educational Administration from Texas A&M Commerce, and Doctorate of Educational Administration from the University of North Texas.