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Mrs. Mai Yang


My name is Mai Yang. I was born and raised in Thailand. My family and I came to America when I was 13 years old. I graduated high school from Humboldt Senor High School. I attended Metropolitan State University and earned a bachelor degree in Psychology. I received a master degree in Elementary Education from Hamline University with a focus on Culturally Responsive Teaching. This is my second year teaching kindergarten at Obama Elementary and it’s my 13th year with Saint Paul Public Schools District.

I’m married and have two beautiful children. My son, Roman, is 7 years old.  My daughter, Jetlynn, is turning 4 in October.  I enjoy spending quality time with my family and friends. On my spare time, I like to do outdoor activities, go on adventures, and shopping. As you can see, we are big fans of the purple team!

It is my mission to build on your child's strengths while instilling a love for learning. My classroom is a nurturing environment in which your child will feel successful and proud!  As we kick off a new school year, I would like to encourage you to participate in and support your child’s learning at home. I am looking forward to working with you and your child. Together we can make this a fantastic year!