Meet Mrs. Bughman

Phone: 626-599-5359


Degrees and Certifications:

BA, International Politics, UC Santa Barbara MA, Education, Cal State Los Angeles Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Mrs. Tanja Bughman

Welcome to Room 32!

I am thrilled to be your child’s teacher this 2022-23 school year.Currently, I am teaching 6th grade Math and Science, as well as 6-8th grade Design. I have been teaching at Maxwell Academy for over 16 years, having taught grades 3-8 in both the PYP and MYP levels. As a native of Pasadena, California, I went to UC Santa Barbara and Cal State LA for my formal education.Traveling, reading, and spending time with my family and friends is what I like to do most when I am not at Maxwell.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any concerns or questions. I can be reached through Parent Square, by email at or by phone at (626) 599-5300


Tanja Bughman

 These are a few of my favorite things:

color: green

food: Indonesian

drink: water

hobbies: traveling, reading, knitting

ice cream: chocolate peanut butter