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



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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