The Tam News

Former principal Jim Hanretty dies at 92

Former principal Jim Hanretty in his office .

By Saranyu Nel

February 15, 2019

Jim Hanretty, a former teacher, coach, and Tam principal, passed away on Tuesday, January 8 at the age of 92. School district administrators were notified by superintendent Tara Taupier in a January 9 email. A private funeral will be held on the morning of March 2. Hanretty first started working at Tam in 195...

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

Daniel Caldwell, Influential Drama Teacher, Dies

By Raqshan Khan

April 23, 2015

Former Tam student and visionary drama teacher Daniel Caldwell, who founded Tam’s Conservatory Theater Ensemble (CTE), died on March 15 at age 79 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Born in 1935, Caldwell attended Tam for three years before transferring to Sir Francis Drake High School...