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The STARBASE Guam team is dedicated to providing underrepresented students with a memorable STEM experience through hands-on, minds-on learning. All STARBASE Guam members have teaching experience, bringing their knowledge of effective classroom practices into the academy while fostering positive and lasting relationships not only with students and teachers, but with the community as well. 

Featured picture, from left to right: Angela Mendiola (Office Manager), Divina Leones-Tumanda (Science Instructor), Frank Candaso (Technology Instructor), Dr. Leah Beth Naholowaa (Program Director), Kelly Escuadra (Math Instructor), and Sherylyn Tablan (Engineering Instructor) 

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Dr. Leah Beth Naholowaa

Program Director

Call Sign:

PRINCESS LEAH

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Col. Jumariel Castro

Program Manager

Call Sign:

HAVOK

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Divina Leones-Tumanda

Lead Instructor

SCIENCE

Call sign:

BLACK WIDOW

Divina was a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher with the Gifted and Talented Education Program with the Guam Department of Education. 

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Kelly Escuadra

Instructor

MATHEMATICS

Call Sign:

SILVERFOX

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Sherylyn Tablan

Instructor

ENGINEERING

Call Sign:

POLARIS

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Frank Candaso

Instructor

TECHNOLOGY

Call Sign:

GAMBIT

Frank is a former 1st Grade teacher with the Guam Department of Education and pursuing his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He is concurrently pursuing his master's degree in STEM Education and is a certified STEM instructor.  

The way to Frank's heart is through Pokemon and Marvel; which is why he convinced his team to use call signs that were Marvel characters! This, in turn, shows how much they love him.  

Angela Mendiola

Office Manager

Call Sign:

ROGUE

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