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AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

AP Angela Gramlick plans to leave Tam

By Ian Duncanson

December 14, 2018

Assistant principal Angela Gramlick will leave Tam on December 21, the last day of the school semester, to accept a new job as principal at Ross Elementary School. The Tam community was notified of the decision in an email sent by principal J.C. Farr on Monday, December 10. “I think quite a few a...

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

Crackdown: Admin introduces new attendance policies

By Max Goldberg and Charlie Rosgen

December 14, 2018

In an effort to reduce student tardiness and establish a punctual culture at Tam, the administration introduced two new tardy policies in the final months of the first semester.   The first initiative was announced on December 5 via the administrative newsletter. If a student is late to the same ...

Push For No HW Weekends

Push For No HW Weekends

By Adam Tolson and Madeline Asch and Maddie Asch

November 15, 2017

Senior and leadership member T.K. Dahlke is working on a project to designate certain days or weekends on which teachers are not allowed to assign homework. Dahlke first had the idea for this policy towards the end of last school year, and began taking action in late August of this year. “I’m thin...

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

EDITORIAL: Change for the Better?

By Tam News Staff

October 2, 2014

Last year, College and Career Center specialist Susan Gertman retired, leaving a vacancy that was filled at the start of the 2014-15 school year. Less than two weeks into this year, however, Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to parents announcing that the position was once again vacant. As of press...

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

New APs Join Tam’s Administration

By James Finn

September 12, 2014

The Tamalpais Union High School District hired two new assistant principals (APs), Leah Herrera and Wendy Stratton, at Tamalpais High School prior to the start of the 2014 -2015 school year. Assistant Principal Brian Lynch, who has served as one of Tam’s APs since 2012, said that the admini...

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

Tam Hires Third Assistant Principal

By Nic Mosher

May 18, 2014

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...

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

Parent Workshops Explore Project-Based Learning and New Tech

By Sarah Asch & Tandis Shoushtary

May 1, 2014

The Tam administration held a series of parent workshops on the subject of New Tech and project-based learning, on April 22 and 24. During the workshops, Assistant Superintendent of Education Michael McDowell presented a comprehensive overview of project-based learning and how it related to the New Tech...

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

Pending Contract with New Tech Delayed

By Sarah Asch

April 24, 2014

In an email sent to parents on April 11, the Tam administration announced that its proposed contract with the New Tech Network, that would have gone into effect next school year, will be postponed until at least spring of 2015. New Tech is a professional development company that would give teachers who...

TUHSD Board Announces New Tam Principal

TUHSD Board Announces New Tam Principal

By Wesley Emblidge

March 28, 2013

Dr. Julie Synyard was introduced as the new principal of Tam for the 2013-2014 school year on March 27 at a Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board meeting held at Tam. Synyard’s hiring follows the departure of Thomas Drescher, who suddenly resigned as principal on January 28. Interim principal Dr. Robert Vieth will continue to pre...

UPDATED: Drescher Resigns Early

UPDATED: Drescher Resigns Early

By Emma Boczek, Sophia Ellingson & Chris Henn

January 28, 2013

UPDATE 2: On January 29 the interim principal to replace former Principal Drescher was announced to be former San Marin High School principal Bob Vieth. TUHSD Superintendent Laurie Kimbrel sent out an email to the Tam community saying that “Dr. Vieth comes to us with a wealth of teaching and leadership e...

Principal Thomas Drescher Announces Resignation

Principal Thomas Drescher Announces Resignation

By Wesley Emblidge & Justin Schmidt

November 6, 2012

On November 6, current Tam principal Thomas Drescher announced that he will be resigning as of June 30, 2013. Drescher has been the principal at Tam for the past six years, but in the spring will be completing his doctorate for education and plans to continue further with his career. "I [have] had the...