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Profile: Robert Amaral

Profile: Robert Amaral

By Eli Blum

January 25, 2019

Have you ever finished walking up a large flight of stairs on campus just to see someone cruising around on a golf cart once you’ve reached the top? Have you ever thought to yourself, “Damn, I wish I had a golf cart to ride around campus in”? Well, if you have, there is a good chance that the perso...

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

Meet Our New AP: Tenisha Tate

October 18, 2018

Walking into the room 108 in the administrative office, one may remember a tie-clad Mr. Rice there to greet them. Now it’s Assistant Principal Tenisha Tate’s room, and she has already made it her own. “I always feel like if you’re replacing someone, you actually can’t replace them. [Rice] ma...

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: Erin Gilbert

Tam Welcomes New Faculty: Erin Gilbert

By Logan Little

September 24, 2018

Erin Gilbert learned her first spanish verb conjugations in Hogeter classroom 201; several years later, she’s returned to the same room to teach those exact concepts to a new set of eager students.   “They  [my students] remind me what it’s like to be sitting in the desks and not standing...

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...

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

Yamaecha Davis and Ta’ Naejah Reed: Fighting for an End to Gun Violence

By Abigail Frazee

May 22, 2018

On April 20th, Tam High students partook in the national walkout to protest gun violence and to remember the lives lost twenty years ago in the Columbine shooting. Students and guest speakers spoke, including Tam junior Yamaecha Davis and sophomore Ta’ Naejah Reed. They were among the few people of...

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

The Secret Life of Joe Rico

By Eddie Shultz

April 23, 2018

It’s midnight on a Tuesday and Senior Joe Rico is just finishing up repairing the front suspension of his MG Midget. It’s a white two-door roadster about the size of a twin bed. Most Tam kids have probably seen his car parked outside the BPL in between the fence and the telephone pole and wondered...

Tam’s Project Green Challenge Finalist

March 21, 2018

Senior Catalina Lane was named a finalist of the Project Green Challenge, an environmental action competition created by local nonprofit Turning Green, this fall. The challenge aims to “inform, inspire and mobilize high school, college, and grad school students globally, ” according to the organizati...

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

A New Perspective: Queensland, Australia

By Savannah Malan

February 8, 2018

Hi, my name is Savannah, and I grew up in Australia. Technically, I am from New Zealand and South Africa, considering I have citizenship in both of these countries, but in my heart, I’m a straight up Aussie. Travelling to and from Denmark, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and now the US, I have...