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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in French, Minor in Asian American studies at the U of MN M.A. in French, Francophone postcolonial studies at the U of MN M.Ed. in Second Language Education (in progress) at the U of MN Pronouns: She, Her | Elle

Mme Payia Yang, Rachel (Rah-Shell)

Bonjour et bienvenue à Hidden River!

I am Madame Payia Yang but students call me Madame Payia. I am from France and I grew up in Normandy where I spent most of my early childhood. My region of heart is the Pays de la Loire and I lived in Nantes, Montreuil-Bellay (near Saumur), Angers, and La Roche-sur-Yon. Our little family moved to Minnesota nine years ago. My husband and I have two children and two cats! I like oil painting. I sometimes practice Kundalini yoga and play the guitar a little.

I taught French at the university and high school levels. Hidden River Middle School is therefore another step in my teaching journey. My son was at Hidden River and I am very happy to return as a teacher for the second school year, particularly to promote and strengthen the French Immersion program and the French language through Social Studies. I teach French Immersion Minnesota Studies, American Studies, and Global Studies.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Merci !


21-22 Syllabi:
Global Studies
Minnesota Studies

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