The Tam News

Vacancy in College Counselor Position

Vacancy in College Counselor Position

By Sarah Asch

October 5, 2014

Principal Julie Synyard sent an email to parents on Friday August 29 announcing that there was a vacancy in the college counselor position. “Please be assured that we have begun to pursue a suitable candidate,” the email read. “We have posted this position internally, and if within ten days...

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...

Administration Changes Suspension Policy

Administration Changes Suspension Policy

By Cam Vernali

March 17, 2014

Administrators have continued to edit the suspension policy by eliminating the “K Section” as a valid reason for suspension. They also cut down the length of suspensions and made them all in-house. The K Section is defined by California Education Code section 48900 as an act that “disrupted...

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...

Student Center Undergoes Renovation

Student Center Undergoes Renovation

By Emma Sandrolini

September 21, 2012

Over the summer, the Student Center was renovated and equipped with new leather chairs and tables, a marble floor, and an additional vending machine. When students walked into the Student Center upon returning to school their reactions were mostly positive, despite the fact that the renovations are ...