Tam District Family Update

May 3, 2020

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It is National Teacher Appreciation Week and our teacher's are so very deserving of our praise, appreciation and gratitude, now, more than ever. These last few weeks have been incredibly challenging and I am so proud of the creative ways in which our teachers have engaged in order to support the needs of all our students. We, here in TUHSD, are very fortunate to have the educators we do.

While reflecting on some of the amazing examples of strong instructional practices I have witnessed during my time in the Tam District, I am reminded my own learning experiences. Ms Collins was my 9th grade English teacher. She was demanding and frank, and she opened my eyes, mind and heart to the world of literature. After years of struggling to read due to dyslexia, I found myself engrossed in every word we read that year. It was the first time I was able to keep pace with the reading schedule set by a teacher, which boosted my confidence in reading and allowed me to engage in conversations with my peers around what I had gleaned from the pages read. I fell in love. I fell in love with characters, stories and authors such as Willa Cather, Charlotte & Emily Bronte, Rudolfo Anaya, and many, many more. To this day, when things get tough and I find myself adrift, I reach for a book in which to escape and explore another world. Reading always manages to re-ground me in what is most important. I owe Ms Collins a lifetime worth of gratitude for opening my world to the wonder and beauty of books.

Thank the Ms. Collins of your learning experience. And yes, I find myself reading quite a bit these days.

Distance Learning Resources

SF Marin Food Bank- Pop Up Pantry

Pop Up Pantry at Tam High-Fridays 11am-1pm

May 1st-National Principals Appreciation Day!

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