Ms. Tendler was the care home owner that Tasha Jefferson stayed at until her eighteenth birthday. She was portrayed by Patricia Floyd.
Ms Tendler is a very strict woman and does not seem to show much emotion. She is fair and law-abiding. It is hinted she may have a liking for cats.
Ms Tendler has grey hair which falls down to her neck. She dresses casually.
Before Taystee's incarceration
At some point, Taystee ended up at Ms Tendler's care home and remained there until she was 18.
During a fight between Taystee and a fellow adolescent on her eighteenth birthday, Ms Tendler asks Taystee to come to her office. Taystee tells Ms Tendler she knows that she is going to be kicked out and she'll find her own place and will be okay, but Ms Tendler tells Taystee to sit down instead. Ms Tendler reveals that Taystee's birth mother reached out to her, but legally Ms Tendler couldn't say anything until Taystee is 18 ("Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally").
- "Don't go blaming me. I don't make the laws, these white men do. Blame them."
- — Ms Tendler to Tasha Jefferson
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