The Tam News

Tarp’s end of an era

Tarp's end of an era

By Lucas Rosevear

June 24, 2019

After 27 years, English teacher David Tarpinian — who was involved in the founding of Academic Workshop, Peer Resource, and AIM — is retiring from Tam.

Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

Final budget reduction recommendation reduces impact on BACR

By Benjy Wall-Feng

February 13, 2019

Superintendent Tara Taupier presented her final budget reduction recommendation to the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) board of trustees on Tuesday, February 12. The recommendation, which contains a proposed $2.8 million in annual districtwide cuts, is a revision of the draft recommendation whi...

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...

O’meara’s Return and Retirement

By Emlen Janetos

September 20, 2017

Michael “Mick” O’Meara, a highly regarded teacher at Tamalpais High School, shocked many of his students when he announced his plans to retire at the end of school last year. After dedicating forty-two years to his profession, the thought of him no longer teaching saddened many students. O’Mea...

Jewel Barrow Retires

Jewel Barrow Retires

By Raqshan Khan

June 10, 2016  

“Ms. Jewel” Retires

By James Finn & Hannah Chorley

June 3, 2016

Hailed as the “mother” of the Marin City community at Tam, Jewel Barrow, known by many as “Ms. Jewel” has been a fixture at Tam for 52 years.  Since she graduated from Tam in 1964, Ms. Jewel has worked a number of jobs at Tam, ranging from “community liaison” to “staff assistant,” b...

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

Mary Crowe to Retire from Tam’s Library

By Holly Parkin

June 11, 2014

Most students, no matter what grade, have probably met Tam librarian Mary Crowe at some point in their high school career. Whether helping a student with a project, suggesting a fun new book, or even telling kids not eat their lunch in the library during a last minute study session, Crowe has alwa...

Bidding Farewell to Susan Gertman

HELPING STUDENTS SUCCEED: College and Career specialist Susan Gertman will retire this month after assisting students in the College and Career Center since 2005. Photo by: Claire Donohue

By Cassie Jeong

June 11, 2014

You know her from her workshops on everything from financial aid to college essays, conducting class-wide surveys on Naviance, or sending out informational emails on upcoming events and scholarships. Her lookout perches on the busiest part of campus — the intersection of the two Keyser buildings —...

Students Say Farewell to Ms. Klein

photo by: Jordan Blackburn

By Jordan Blackburn

June 11, 2014

Alex Cabana, Junior “I was really looking forward to having Ms Klien as a teacher [again next year] so I’m a little disappointed that she won’t be here ... I really enjoyed having [her].”   Connor Brogan, Sophomore “She’s a really nice teacher. I was never art inclined, I just ...

¡Que Viva La Vida! The life of Señor Cruz

Senor Cruz by McCall Hoyt

By Emma Talkoff

May 10, 2012

Almost half a century ago, a young man and his family received a massive stroke of luck: despite limited English, they were granted visas into the United States. On the edge of one of the biggest transitions in his life, the Bogotá, Colombia native sought financial stability, a chance at a higher education, and, he said, “like ev...

Wil retiring

June 11, 2011

After seven years as a Campus Supervisor at Tam, Wil Owens has decided to retire. He will be leaving after the 2012 graduation, for personal reasons, to spend his retirement in Italy, with his wife. “Even though I will still be around, I’ll always miss the students,” said Owens, who has devoted...