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Tender Shepherd Staff



Jessame Cruz    
Jessame Cruz started out 17 years ago as a teacher’s aide at our Tender Shepherd Preschool but over the years has risen through the ranks and now directs our outstanding preschool ministry. Also born and raised on Guam, Jessame handles the myriad matters of Tender Shepherd with expertise and grace. Jess also is raising two children and whenever she can find a spare moment enjoys dancing.


Assistant Director    
April “Apple” Tyquiengco  
April Toves (Miss Apple) is the Assistant Director and K2 Teacher for Tender Shepherd. Born and raised on Guam, Apple lives with her husband, Chris, and four children in the northern village of Dededo. She is a 13 year employee of Tender Shepherd and in her free time, enjoys quality time with her family, going to the beach and listening to calming music.




Ms. Apple Tyquiengco K2 Teacher


Ms. Gina King, K3


Ms. Junior Barcinas, K3/4


Ms. Dee Palomo, Pre-K Lead



Teacher Aides


Ms. Kaila Fejeran, K2


Ms. Ana Guerrero, K3


Mr. Josh Perez, K3/4



Ms. Breanna Castro, K3/4


Ms. Chrissy Taimanglo, Pre-K



On-Call Teacher Aides


Ms. Keisha Salalila


Ms. Jessica Duenas


Ms. Talia Babauta


Ms. Kuulei Aguon



Lutheran Church of Guam