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Welcome to 1st grade!
My name is Ms. Mao. I have been school teaching in Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) since 2005. I taught 1st grade at Eastern Heights for several years, before becoming a kindergarten teacher at Eastern Heights for the past 2 school years; this year I am excited to be returning as a 1st grade teacher! The past two years as a kindergarten teacher were very insightful; it allowed me to see & take part in the students social & academic progress leading up to first grade. I hope to use this insight to help students make a smoother transition from kindergarten to first grade academics, link their prior academic knowledge to new information being learned, & to help create a continum of knowledge between kindergarten & first grade.
I have a B.A in elementary education, a M.A in education with an emphasis in differentiated instruction, and I completed all of the graduate level coursework for my K-12 Reading Specialist endorsement. As you can see, I love learning as much as I love teaching.
Thank you so much for choosing Eastern Heights Elementary for your child's education! We're looking forward to a wonderful year of learning together as a community!