Ms. Gao Vang

  • Hello, and welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  My name is Gao Vang.  I have been an educator in St. Paul Public Schools for 16 years.  This year is my first year at Jie Ming and I am excited to join the Jie Ming community.  I teach English Language Learners in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.  My goal as a teacher is to be the champion for my students who does not give up on them, who believes in the power of relationships and connections, and who instills a love of learning.

    A little bit about myself:

    I have a husband and a son, both who I love dearly.  I enjoy traveling, cooking, and trying different kinds of food, but my favorites are sushi and Thai food.  I love to learn about different cultures and languages and I am fluent in two languages, Hmong and English. 

    Although, distance learning may be challenging at times, I look forward to a successful school year full of fun and endless learning with you.  Together, we’ve got this!

     If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at my email  Thank you!

    Watch my Welcome Back video here:

  • Ms. Gao Vang

  • Elementary English Learner (EL) Program in SPPS

    SPPS is committed to providing universal access to curriculum and grade-level standards for all students. English Learners (ELs) receive EL services within general education classes through a collaborative and co-teaching model. Inclusionary practices allow students to develop academic English while having access to rigorous general education content, curriculum, and standards.

    For more information visit the Office of Mulitlingual Learning at

  • Email:

    Office Hours:     Monday - Friday        11:45 am -12:15 pm (please email me for my nickname to join me in Google Meet)