The wife of Eric Taylor and mother of Julie Taylor and a guidance counselor at Dillon High. Often acts as the voice of reason to Coach Taylor, and has just found out she is pregnant. She did not approve of her daughter's friendship with Tyra at first, but began to accept it when she felt guilty for treating Tyra so badly. Also became the mentor to Tyra, giving her the confidence that she needed to help her succeed in life and go on to college. Tami became excited about the move to Austin but began to change her mind when she realized that she could not leave Dillon behind. Has told her husband that she isn't going to Austin and that she is staying in Dillon with Julie to raise her baby, and continue helping the students of Dillon High.