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Tanya Burgess honored to be selected as Livonia's Teacher of the Year

Tanya Burgess honored to be selected as Livonia's Teacher of the Year

My name is Tanya Burgess. I am honored to have been selected as Livonia High’s Middle School Teacher of the Year. This is my 19th year working for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board. My journey began as a substitute teacher at Rougon Elementary. I worked at Rougon  for five years, followed by ten years as a paraprofessional at Livonia High School. I decided during those years that I really enjoyed working with children; so at the age of 40, I enrolled in college and obtained a dual teaching degree in Regular Education and Special Education. I am the first in my generation to obtain a college degree. It’s NEVER too late to get an education! I DID IT! I am in my 4th year as Livonia’s 7th and 8th grade Special Education teacher. I strongly believe that you must look for the strengths in a child to help them become successful. A big shout out to everyone who believed in me! I share this Teacher of the Year honor with you!