The Tam News

District approves early retirement plan

Budget Secretary Carol Craft poses with her wall of mementos.

By Logan Little

February 6, 2019

The Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees passed the Public Agency Retirement Services’ (PARS) supplementary retirement plan (SRP) in an effort to reduce district expenses on Tuesday, January 29. The retirement plan, offered to both certificated and classified staff, will allot those who choo...

Library Installs Traffic Light Noise Monitor

By Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes

March 17, 2017

In November 2016, two battery-powered traffic signals, otherwise known as “Yacker Trackers®,” were wall-mounted in each room of the Tamalpais Library to monitor noise level. According to Melissa Bowman, Head Librarian, “noise level was my biggest concern during tutorials.” Hans Gotto, th...

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

Bowman’s Perspective on Eating in the Library

By Tandis Shoushtary

December 10, 2015

In light of recent frustration with library policies, librarian Mellisa Bowman sat down with Tandis Shoushtary to comment.   On past work experience: My transition year before Tam, between Texas and Tam, I worked for San Francisco schools, and that library was so lax...It was obvious f...

Melissa Bowman Brings People and Information Together

Melissa Bowman Brings People and Information Together

By Sammy Herdman

September 11, 2014

Melissa Bowman is Tam High’s new librarian after Mary Crowe retired last year. Bowman worked at Martin Luther King Jr. middle school in San Francisco for a year before transferring to Tam. Before that, Bowman worked as a school librarian in Texas for a decade. “I love bringing people and info...