Kathleen Jamison Frost Allred graduated from BYU in 1987 with a BA in theatre arts education and English. She later earned a master’s degree from BYU in theater and film in 1993 and a doctorate in education from Kennedy-Western University in 2005. While continuing her education after her bachelor's, Allred has enjoyed a plethora of education-related activities. She taught in the Utah County public school districts for over a decade and taught college research and writing at Utah Valley State College for five years.
Allred has taught in places far from Utah—she's taught in Japan for the Department of Defense Dependent Schools for three years. She worked as a technical writer and instructional designer for the educational software industry for five years as well.
“I love teaching,” said Allred. “I receive great joy from my student’s achievements.” She feels that the McKay School enriched her life, most especially during her experience as a student teacher. In 1987, the theater department named her “Outstanding Student Teacher of the Year.” Since that time, Allred has had the opportunity of supervising several student teachers. “I always consider it an honor to encourage and mentor prospective educators,” she said.
Allred continues to explore her interest in theater. She has served as the Utah County Representative for the Utah Shakespearean Festival since 1987 and continues to write for their publications, Midsummer Magazine and Insights. She currently sings soprano in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, which she has participated in for nearly seven years.
Allred is the mother of four children and grandmother to three. Her children—Ryan, Aaron, Joel, and Rachel Frost—all live in the Salt Lake Valley. She lives with her husband, Mark Allred, in Herriman, Utah.
April 30, 2008