The Tam News

Board approves $1.4 million in programming cuts

District board members Dan Oppenheim, Cynthia Roenisch, and Kevin Saavedra. (Ethan Swope)

By Samantha Nichols

May 6, 2020

The cuts include a one-year suspension of the Team program, an indefinite suspension of the teacher leader program, and removal of several release periods, including those for Leadership, Global Studies, and journalism. 

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

Seven Tam Teachers Apply to Transfer to Drake

By Sarah Asch, James Finn, Marina Furbush, Wanya Williams

May 18, 2015

Seven current teachers will transfer to Drake High School at the start of the 2015-2016 school year. English teacher LoRayne Ortega, social studies teacher Michael Rawlins, science teachers Erin Ashley and Cody Bartrug, physical education teacher Nate Severin, Spanish teacher Jose Anchordoqui and math...

New Staff Profiles

New Staff Profiles

September 12, 2014

Tam hired 11 new teachers for the 2014-15 school year. Click on the links below to read individual profiles of each new staff member. Drama From Guest Artist to Teacher: Heather Basarab Fine Arts Double Life: Gabrielle Gamboa is a Teacher by Day, Graphic Novelist by Night Languages J...

Eric Best Appreciates the Diversity at Tam

Eric Best Appreciates the Diversity at Tam

By Jordan Blackburn

September 11, 2014

Eric Best was hired as a teacher for the Tam math department for the 2014-15 school year. “I teach algebra and advanced algebra and I have an academic workshop [class],” Best said. Best taught math at Drake High School the year before and taught math at South City High School in the San Francisco are...