Phone: 651-744-4770


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science: Metropolitan State University (Urban Elementary Education for K - grade 6 Licensure) Master of Art in Education: Hamline University (Elementary Education) Minnesota K to 6 Elementary Education Licensure

李老师-Xuanyao Polga

Dear Kindergartners, Parents and Families,

Welcome to Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy! My name is Xuanyao Polga. Students call me Li Laoshi. This year is my tenth-year teaching kindergarten at Jie Ming!

I was born and grew up in Chongqing, China. I live with my husband and three children in Saint Paul. I have earned a master of arts in elementary education from Hamline University. As a parent and a person who chooses a career in education, I feel a strong connection with kids. I truly believe every student can learn and be successful and I am dedicating my life to helping children reach their highest potential.

Kindergarten will be a time of new beginnings, of making friends and of learning lots of new things. Although this year will present challenges, I am confident that we can work together to make the best of the situation. I will do my best to make this school year an enjoyable time for your child and provide opportunities for learning and growing.

Thank you for being a part of our Chinese immersion program. I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship will help your child and our program be successful. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child!



Xuanyao Polga (Li Laoshi)

Kindergarten teacher