Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

By Nic Mosher

After conducting multiple interviews on May 9, Tam has chosen Leah Herrera for a newly created third assistant principal (AP) position. Herrera will start work on July 1. Herrera currently works at the Arise Charter School in Oakland. Her work has included being a math teacher, math department teacher leader, and math teacher mentor.

The board approved her hiring on May 14. “We decided to search for a third assistant principal because of a growth in enrollment,” Assistant Principal Brian Lynch said. “We needed someone else to help with day-to- day operations.”

According to Lynch, Tam administration has been anticipating hiring another AP due to the rapid growth of Mill Valley Middle School, a feeder school, in recent years. Redwood, which has a larger student population than Tam, has had three APs for several years.