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. Keela Gore has over 18 years of experience educating students in various roles. Ms. Gore has worked as a teacher and mentor with the Department of Defense in the Mid-Atlantic region and Southeast region in a 21st century setting. Ms. Gore recently worked in Europe at SHAPE Middle School as a special education teacher.
Prior to DoDEA, Ms. Gore served as a leader in the alternative school with the Department of Juvenile Justice, acting principal, lead teacher and school administrator were the titles she held. Working with students with behavioral and emotional disabilities at the high school and middle school level. She also worked in Clayton County GA, as a Special Education Teacher and served as the Department Chair and new teacher mentor. Ms. Gore taught in the St. Louis Public school system. Ms. Gore was an inclusion and resource teacher, work experience counselor, and worked in the transition program. Ms. Gore has planned and conducted many professional developments and has a proven track record for raising test scores and having students in the resource setting pass the standardize assessment.
Ms. Gore holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, from Saint Louis University and two master’s Degrees. A Master’s in Special Education from Fontbonne University and a second Masters in School Leadership from Lindenwood University in Missouri. Ms. Gore has earned her Education Specialist degree in Curriculum Instruction from Lincoln University in Harrogate TN. Her education licensures include certification in elementary and middle grades ELA/Reading, Social Studies, K-12 School Leadership with an endorsement as a Special Education Director.
Ms. Gore is from St. Louis, Missouri and have one adult child. In her leisure time, you will catch her volunteering and giving back to cancer organizations. Ms. Gore enjoys reading, swimming, and comedy.
Mr. Viktor Bereziouk is proud to serve as Assistant Principal of Andersen Elementary School. Mr. Bereziouk joined the Pacific West District from New York City’s Department of Education, where he began his career as an educator. His first assignment was at the Bailey K. Ashford Elementary School where he established a blended learning model along with new instructional practices. The effective use of technology allowed students to experience 21st century learning and helped narrow the digital divide in the community he served. His next assignment was at the Henry Bristow Elementary School where he established a robust STEM program and ignited a passion for the sciences in grades K-5. At both of his assignments, he held multiple leadership roles and worked with all stakeholders to bring academic success to his students.
Mr. Bereziouk received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology from New York University. He later obtained two Master of Science degrees from Brooklyn College in Childhood Education and Educational Leadership, respectively.
Mr. Bereziouk served eight years in the US Army Reserve. He was awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for his work with an international task force. Mr. Bereziouk is joined by his wife, their daughter, and golden doodle. He enjoys outdoor activities, woodcarving, and is a cybersecurity enthusiast.