Department of Defense Education Activity

Ms. Allysse Struhs - Andersen ES Principal

Ms. Struhs is excited to become another member of the highly enthusiastic Dolphin family. She has over 18 years of experience and a strong background in curriculum, instruction, leadership, and bonding with staff, students, and community by engaging with students in their learning journey.

Her previous positions have included Principal both in the public education setting as well as DoDEA, Training and Curriculum Specialist, and elementary school teacher. She is coming from South Korea where she spent the last four years in the Pacific West School District as a teacher and principal. Ms. Struhs is passionate about the collaborative learning process and is eager to grow together with those she serves to help each student and teacher in the school become successful.

Ms. Struhs received her Associate Degree in Psychology from Ricks College, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho, and two master's degrees from Grand Canyon University, one in Educational Administration and the other in Curriculum and Instruction. She has also completed her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northwest Nazarene University.

Ms. Struhs is married to Chad Struhs, an administrator in Pacific West District and together they have nine children, three of which will be part of the great Guam schools. She enjoys doing activities with her family, participating in community events, and learning new things.

A strong advocate for putting children first, Ms. Struhs’s passion is for learning and promoting continuous improvement in education, with the flair of having fun while exploring learning to benefit the lives of every student. As an educator and a mother, she values the importance of teaching children to be lifelong learners and inspiring them to be active in their educational journey. She is incredibly excited to start her role as Andersen Elementary School’s Principal and become part of the amazing Guam community!

Ms. Allysse Struhs

Andersen ES Principal


Phone: 671-366-1511/1512
Phone: 366-1511/1512
Unit 14057 BLDG. 1600
Andersen AFB
APO , AP 96543-4057
Guam, USA

Mrs. Pamela Borgert - Andersen ES Assistant Principal

Mrs. Pamela Borgert is an experienced educator whose goal is to “create thinking, caring, lifelong learners.” She began her career in education in 1999 in California and has taught for DoDEA twice; first at Kaiserslautern Elementary School in Germany from 2001 to 2004, and most recently at Humphreys West Elementary School in South Korea from 2017 to 2020. In between, Mrs. Borgert taught for the Anchorage School District in Alaska and Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia. She also held several teacher leadership positions, serving as Co-Chair of the Continuous School Improvement Committee, Faculty Representative for the PTSO, and Grade Level Chair. Additionally, she supported her colleagues as the Federal Education Association’s Faculty Representative Spokesperson at Humphreys West.

As a military spouse of more than 30 years and the mother of two children who attended DoDEA schools in Germany and Japan, Pam has always been a vested stakeholder. Even when not employed as an educator, she was still actively involved in education. She served as the Hanscom Air Force Base installation representative to the Lincoln Public School Board, tutored students who needed after‐school instructional support at multiple bases, and organized a volunteer‐operated Homework Club at the Kadena Air Base Youth Center. Mrs. Borgert states, “I have been fortunate to be a part of the military community for many years. We serve a very unique and special group of students. It is truly an honor for me to support our military connected students, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue serving the military community at Andersen Elementary School.”

Mrs. Borgert received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio but ultimately realized the classroom was her true calling. She returned to school and earned a teaching credential from California State University and the University of California, Los Angeles, then completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, Curriculum, and Supervision from the University of Oklahoma. As a “lifelong learner” herself, she also completed continuing education courses from Alaska Pacific University, Walden University, and University of San Diego.

In their spare time, Pam and her husband Mike enjoy traveling, scuba diving, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Pamela Borgert

Andersen ES Assistant Principal

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Phone: 671-366-1511/1512
Phone: 366-1511/1512
Unit 14057 BLDG. 1600
Andersen AFB
APO , AP 96543-4057
Guam, USA

Mr. Matthew Rickett - Andersen ES Assistant Principal

Mr. Matthew Rickett is an avid learner who is excited to bring his career and family to the Andersen community. He and his family are joining the Dolphin community from South Korea. Mr. Rickett has been an active guide and participant in learning communities for over 23 years. Mr. Rickett proudly served the US Army as a Combat Medic from 1991 to 1994 and in the South Dakota Army National Guard from 1994 to 1997. Upon the complete of his service, Mr. Rickett began his journey in the field of education.

Mr. Rickett earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Dakota in 1997. He earned his Masters of Exercise Physiology in 1999 as well as a Masters in Adapted Physical Education in 2001 from Texas A&M University. Mr. Rickett completed his Masters of Educational Leadership in 2012 from Sam Houston State University.

Mr. Rickett began his career with DoDEA in 2016 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea. Prior to that, Mr. Rickett held diverse positions in education. He taught physical education and adapted Physical Education for public schools in Texas and Florida. He also taught internationally in Vietnam. Mr. Rickett served the USDA’s National Forest Service as an Education Manager and as Disability Coordinator at Fort Simcoe Job Corps in Washington. Mr. Rickett appreciates the diverse roles he has been afforded the opportunity to experience in the field of education. He believes each role has been an incredible learning opportunity. With these diverse experiences and understandings, he joins the AES team.

Mr. Rickett feels honored to become part of the system at AES that supports the mission of our families and our young learners.

Mr. Matthew Rickett

Andersen ES Assistant Principal

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Phone: 671-366-1511/1512
Phone: 366-1511/1512
Unit 14057 BLDG. 1600
Andersen AFB
APO , AP 96543-4057
Guam, USA