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Helen Tam

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Born and raised in San Francisco, Professor Helen Tam has always been drawn to urban public schools. After studying education at UC Davis and going on to become an elementary school teacher, she felt called to work with students with special needs. This led her to USF, where she earned a credential in special education. The field of special ed has been her passion ever since, and she plans to spend most, if not the rest, of her teaching career working with differently-abled students in public school settings.


  • San Francisco State University, MA in Educational Administration, 2019
  • University of San Francisco, MA in Learning and Instruction, 2010
  • UC Davis, MA in Education, 2007
  • UC Davis, BA in Psychology, 2005