Welcome to AIM at Preston!  AIM is an acronym that stands for "Activating Inquisitive Minds".  Identified gifted students benefit from critical thinking challenges and enrichment opportunities designed specifically for their unique learning styles.  The opportunity for gifted students to participate with like-minded peers in an environment where inquiry, design thinking, hands-on projects, and in-depth learning is encouraged allows for enthusiastic creativity to thrive and flourish.  That is the goal of AIM!
    I am thrilled to be your child's AIM teacher this year.  This is my 31st year of teaching.  I started teaching in the Chicago area, moved to Tulsa from there, and then landed in Allen in 2003.  The last 17 years have been in Allen ISD and the last 6 have been in AIM.  Kids are my passion and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the joy of learning take place step by step!  
    Feel free to contact me at any time.  My school email address is karen.abney@allenisd.org. My Twitter account is @abneypreston if you would like to follow our classroom activities. I am looking forward to working with your child during this upcoming school year!
    Your partner in education,
    Karen Abney