The Tam News

From Missing to Marking

From Missing to Marking

By Zoe Cowan

February 7, 2019

Attendance Clerk Barbara Burroso has come full circle since being a chronically late student at Tam High in the 1960s. “When I first got the job, I went home to my husband and I said ‘I got the job. It’s permanent. The girl who could never get to class on time is now managing attendance.’”...

Dedication to Education

Dedication to Education

By Skye Schoenhoeft

February 6, 2019

  The most recent addition to the Tam staff, Karin Hatton, has already proven her dedication to education and commitment to community in her short time as assistant principal. Hatton has an extensive background in education and has taught both middle schoolers and adults. “I started tea...

Keep Your Blindfolds On

Keep Your Blindfolds On

By Josie Spiegelman

February 6, 2019

When Bird Box came out on December 21st, it seemed as if the whole world had been set on fire. There were immediately jokes and pictures circling around the internet, prompting more and more people to watch the movie and discover what the excitement was about. With 45 million accounts having streame...

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

Flores: A Taste of Mexico

By Zoe Cowan, Feature Editor

February 6, 2019

Opened in late 2018 in the space previously occupied by P.F. Changs, Flores is a welcome addition to the Corte Madera Town Center. The Mexican restaurant’s second location boasts a similar menu to their first in San Francisco, highlighting cuisine that honors Mexican tradition. The restaurant enc...

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...

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

Sourdough and Sourdough-Nots

October 18, 2018

The complimentary bread is arguably the most important component of a dining-out experience. It’s the part of the meal that sets the tone for the rest. But what makes the perfect piece of bread? To me it consists of a warm combination of golden crunch, a light fluffy interior and a blended taste of slig...

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

Teens Take on Fall Arts Festival

By Jissell Kruse

September 27, 2018

Additional Reporting by Kennedy Cook The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival (MVFAF) was held on September 15th and 16th in Old Mill Park. The festival has historically been a community event that “reflects the spirit of Mill Valley and its purpose of supporting established independent artists and emer...

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...