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Ty Thompson, Tartan Principal

Dear Tartan High School Families and Community,


Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!


My passion for education and supporting student success began 15 years ago when I began teaching in the Los Angeles Unified School district.  Since then, I have served as a dual-language teacher, district coach, assistant principal, and principal.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Occidental College and a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota.  As a mother of three, I understand the importance of communication and connecting with families in order to provide the best possible educational outcomes for students. It is my firm belief that my role as an educator is to help guide your children toward their highest potential, while at the same time ensuring they have positive academic and social experiences every single day. 


At Tartan we provide a challenging curriculum that serves a wide range of student interests. Our staff recognize that in order to be successful in school, our students need support from home, school and the community. As a partner in your child’s education, we all share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that they:


  1. Attend school daily and arrive on time
  2. Share his/her school experiences with you
  3. Inform you if he/she needs additional support in class or subject area
  4. Know that you expect him/her to succeed in school and explore college and career options


I look forward to building productive partnerships with you as we carry on Tartan’s tradition of academic success and excellence. Please feel free to stop by at any time. My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to learn more about you and what I can do to support your child’s learning, growth, and development. 



Ty  Thompson
Principal, Tartan High School