Phone: 651-744-3505


Degrees and Certifications:

University of St.Thomas Master of Arts, Teacher Education K-12 English As a Second Language

About Ms. Thao

ELL Teacher, Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Welcome! My name is Klee Thao. I'm the English Language Learner teacher for Kindergarten and 1st Grade. I love Highwood Hills Elementary School because of the students! I love our students’ cultural understanding and their sparks of energy and motivation for learning! Go Hawks heroes! Students and their families are important to me. Your support from home for education is immense in the work I do. I love that our students come from many different cultures. Thus, I'm glad to be a part of a diverse school. My multilingual/second language acquisition learners are valuable to me. 

Education and Family: I have my Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, K-12 English as a Second Language. In my free time, I like to spend it with my family. My son, husband, and I live in Oakdale, MN. We have a responsibility from our culture in Hmong custom to take care of our elders and parents, extended family social events schedule, and keep a flower and vegetable garden at our home. 

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Distance Learning Expectation

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