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...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Michael Slattery

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Michael Slattery

By Kara Kneafsey

September 18, 2018

Special Education teacher Michael Slattery has returned to Tam after one year of teaching in Santa Rosa. “I entered into a teaching credential and masters program and so part of that was that I had to get a job last year and it just turned out that I found this job in Santa Rosa that was really gr...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Rachel Dimon

By Niulan Wright

September 18, 2018

Rachel Dimon is a new Outreach Specialist in the Wellness Center. Before coming to Tam, she worked in the North Bay as a mental health counselor with teens that struggle with behavioral and emotional issues. At Tam, Dimon is situated in the Wellness Center and works as the first line of help for the...

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Jessica Watts

By Tenaya Tremp

September 18, 2018

Normally, zoology and teaching are two professions that don’t intermingle—unless, of course, the students of a particular class are extraordinarily misbehaved. For Jessica Watts, however, her passion for zoology was what initially led her to teaching, and once she started, she never looked back....

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Miriam Cook

By Jessica Bukowski

September 18, 2018

Miriam Cook, a new social studies teacher, is just one month into her first year at Tam, and is already focused on creating the best high school experience for her students. Although Tam’s environment may seem daunting to someone taking on their first full-time teaching job, Cook seems ready for the...

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

New teachers Severin, Pender and Lawley bring their own philosophies to Tam

By Sophie McGuinness

November 2, 2011

Nate Severin PE Teacher Teaching Philosophy: “First and foremost is my relationship with my students. If I know who they are and what they like, then I can teach them better. When students know I care about them, then a mutual respect is formed.” When Mr. Severin was in high school: “One ti...