Principal - Tanya Allen


Tanya G. Allen work

It is with pleasure that I welcome you
to Burdell-Hunt Magnet School's
website. I am proud and honored to
 serve as the principal of this
 wonderful school. I was raised,
attended school and, lived in East
Macon for most of my life. I attended J. Ellsworth Hall Elementary School,
Appling Middle School, and graduated from Northeast High School in 1990.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Georgia, I returned home to serve my community.

I have over 20 years of experience as an educator - all in Bibb County. I began my teaching career as an eighth grade English/Language Arts teacher at Miller Middle School. One of my most distinguished honors was receiving National Board Certification in Early Adolescence English Language Arts in 2002. I have been a school administrator for most of my teaching career. I have participated in several administrative professional learning opportunities including Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. I have a history of inspiring and shaping the minds of children.

Within the community, I am committed to working in the area of children literacy. One of my future goals is to write children's books. Additionally, I enjoy the performing arts. My religious, community and civic affiliations include Swift Creek Baptist Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and The Junior League of Macon. I am married to Trent Allen who is also an educator and coach.

As an educator I strive for success and achievement. As the principal, I believe in making achievement the top priority by strengthening the bonds of respect, responsibility, and relationships with those around me - students, parents, teachers and community members. The staff is in a mode of study, sharing, and flexibility to learn new things, try various approaches while continually adjusting and monitoring data. I am committed to maintaining the integrity of the communicative arts program at Burdell-Hunt Magnet School. I invite parents and community members to visit our school!


I Will:

Treat others with respect

Act with a caring spirit

Nurture a safe environment

Yearn for knowledge

Advocate for achievement and performance and


Love children

Lead by example

Expect excellence

Never give up


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National Board Certified Teacher
2002 Middle Grades Education English Language Arts

EdS - Georgia College & State University
2001 Certification in Administration and Supervision
2000 Middle Grades Education

MEd - Mercer University
1997 Middle Grades Education

BS - University of Georgia
1994 Middle Grades Education

HS Diploma - Northeast High School
1990 Honor Graduate


2007 - Current Principal at Burdell-Hunt Magnet Elementary School

2003 - 2007 Inaugural Assistant Principal at the newly established Rutland Middle School

2002 - 2003 Assistant Principal at Matilda Hartley Elementary School

2001 - 2002 7th Grade ELA teacher at Miller Middle School

1996 - 2001 8th Grade ELA teacher at Weaver Middle School

1994 - 1996 8th Grade ELA teacher at Miller Middle School


Favorite Aspect of Being a Principal
Culture & Climate

Favorite Candy

Favorite Color
Sugar & Spice...

Favorite Habit
Habit 2

Favorite Music
The Sound of Music

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