At the August 28, 2018 Board meeting, trustees announced the selection of Dr. Tara Taupier as the district Superintendent.
Dr. Taupier was promoted from her role as district Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and previously served as Senior Director of Instructional Technology and Staff Development. She was hired by the District in 2002 and was a social studies teacher and an assistant principal. Prior to her employment in the district, she was a teacher leader in schools in Massachusetts.
Dr. Taupier holds an Ed.D. from San Francisco State University, an M.A. from the University of Massachusetts, and a B.A. from Colby College. In addition, she has received teaching awards, is active in professional organizations, and has demonstrated leadership in the Tamalpais Union High School District in promoting equity for all students.
Dr. Taupier stated, “I am so thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to serve as superintendent of the Tam District and continue to build upon the excellent work already occurring. I look forward to collaborating with the Board, staff, students, parents and community members to ensure Tam District holds high standards in an inclusive and welcoming environment.”
Dr. Taupier will be paid $225,000 annually. The District has no plans to fill her current position as Dr. Taupier will retain primary responsibility for curriculum and serve as the District’s chief academic officer.
Board President Leslie Harlander stated, “We are fortunate to have a quality district candidate. We can promote the best from within our district, serve students and the community and save funds that have in the past gone to search firms while also reducing administrative costs and improving services.”