Allen Sanders moved to Rockdale in January of 1978. He has lived in Rockdale, with the exception of 2 years, since moving here. He met and later married Shelly Heintze Sanders in 1981 which is also the year the couple graduated from Southwest Texas State University. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders had two sons, Matthew and Joseph, who were Rockdale High School graduates and have received degrees from Texas A&M University and Midwestern State University. Mr. Sanders began working for Rockdale ISD in August of 1983 as a Health/Physical Education Teacher and Coach. Later, after receiving his master’s degree from Texas A&M, he became a school administrator serving as Assistant Principal and Principal on both the Rockdale Junior High and Rockdale High School campuses. Currently, Mr. Sanders serves as the Rockdale ISD Community Relations Director, and continues to enjoy working with parents, community members and RISD staff members.