The Tam News

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...

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

New Diving Coach Haley Quinn Hired

By Calvin Rosevear and Calvin Rosevear

March 3, 2016

After Nathan Severin’s departure last year to become Drake’s athletic director,  Tam was left without a diving coach. Haley Quinn was hired this year to fill in the empty position in the program. Quinn additionally is involved in Tam’s special education program. “My husband got a job in the city....

Special Education and Drama Create One Act

Pictured are many of the teachers, guest  artists and students  that  worked  to  create  a  successful one  act.
Photo by: Sammy Herdman

By Sammy Herdman

June 5, 2015

The most recent set of Conservatory Theatre Ensemble’s (CTE) one acts, on May 28, brought a performance that stood out from the rest. Special education teacher Michael Lovejoy’s class performed a one act they’ve been working on since the start of the semester, and their work was rewarded with a...

Angela Gruwell Is Ready To Help Students

Angela Gruwell Is Ready To Help Students

By James Finn

September 11, 2014

New special education teacher Angela Gruwell accumulated a wealth of teaching experience prior to arriving to Tam, including time teaching at Jefferson High School in Daly City and Leadership-Charter High School in San Francisco. Gruwell hopes to draw on her experience to help push her students in ...

A Sustainable Education: What Special Education Students Are Learning and Teaching

FIELD TRIPS ABOUND: Lovejoy’s students often take field trips around the community. Forays to the Redwoods offer practice in respecting and communicating with others. Pictured above, from left to right, are Anderson, Maggie, Jake, _, and Maribel in the Redwoods garden.				Photo courtesy of: Michael Lovejoy

By Hannah Chorley

December 21, 2013

Jake, a senior in Michael Lovejoy’s Special Education class, sits on the couch whispering to his friend, Maggie. They giggle at a joke and continue to play on an iPad, identifying animals with pictures and mimicking the sounds they make. Jake tells me his favorite animal is a fish, although he loves...

Special Education and Conservatory Theatre Ensemble collaborate

By Sonja Hutson

March 15, 2012

CTE and Special Education have made a remarkable collaboration this year, which was first showcased in the Winter One Act Festival. Three Tam Special Ed. Students, Sophomore Jake Severin, Senior Tevin Moore and Sophomore Maribel Castro and three CTE students, Sophomore Allison Woodworth, Sophomore Monica...