The Tam News

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Daniel Philpot

By Kara Kneasfey

September 24, 2018

New history teacher, Daniel Philpot, is sympathizing with his freshman as he also learns to navigate Tam’s campus. “[My first few weeks] have been great, a real change of pace. I was coming from a small private school and the [Tam] community has been great and the students have been really engag...

Edward Harrison Profile

Edward Harrison Profile

October 9, 2015

This year, we have a new teacher for IS 1-2, Edward Harrison. Harrison is a New York native and earned his degrees at multiple universities, including Long Island University, New York University, Cornell, and Nova Southeastern University in Florida. In 1980, he moved to Florida and was teaching a few ...

Leah Ramsey Profile

Leah Ramsey Profile

October 1, 2015

Leah Ramsey joined Tam this year as a Spanish 1/2 and AP Spanish Language teacher. Ramsey, who grew up in Southern California, has taught in San Francisco for eight years prior to teaching at Tam. Inspired to teach in the general sense by her middle school English teacher, Ramsey didn’t consider t...

Laura Valentine Profile

Laura Valentine Profile

October 1, 2015

Laura Valentine became interested in teaching when she was in college. “I was a teacher assistant for a couple of classes and I enjoyed that experience. So that made me think more about the idea of teaching,” she said. Valentine, a new Tam Integrated Science 3/4 teacher, caries experience of teachin...

Ginnie Chu Profile

Ginnie Chu Profile

By Danielle Egan

September 28, 2015

Integrated Science 1-2 and 3-4 teacher Ginnie Chu has been struck by the unique and creative nature of Tam students. “I’ve never taught at a school that’s this big, and so I feel that there are many pockets of different things happening all at the same time. In general, I’d say it’s a very progres...

Nathan Bernstein Profile

Nathan Bernstein Profile

By Glo Robinson

September 28, 2015

Now entering the first year of his teaching career, Nate Bernstein was hired as a Social Issues teacher, teaching freshman. Bernstein attended Sonoma State for his undergrad and his teaching credential. Growing up in Pasadena, California, came to Tam because of the variety of courses offered in the Social...