Meet Tammy Bye

Tammy Bye

Internship Coordinator
CaT2 Lecturer
F15 - S18

Tammy graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in Zoology. After graduating, she was inspired by an educational internship at the Shedd Aquarium and pursued a career in education. Teaching for over 20 years in various environments, Tammy started in outdoor education at Queens College Center in New York and later moved to Catalina Island Marine Institute in California. At both places, she guided students to explore, make connections and experience the natural world, sometimes for the first time. Tammy then earned her teaching credential in 2001 from California State University at Monterey Bay. She was excited to incorporate hands-on constructivist learning into math and science classrooms. Starting in 2005, Tammy taught 6th and 7th grade math and science at Shoreline Middle School, where she also hosted Cal Teach interns and served as a UCSC cooperating teacher. As the Cal Teach Internship Coordinator, Tammy looks forward to inspiring STEM undergraduates to pursue teaching credentials, and to seeing the next generation of passionate math and science teachers grow.