Tanya G. Allen

  • TGA 14-15
    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!

Professional Educator Dedication Statement

  • 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 

Degrees / Certifications

  • 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

Work Experience

  • 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

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