Phone: (651) 325-2500
Degrees and Certifications:
BA: University of St. Thomas (2008) M.Ed: University of Minnesota (2015)
My name is May Vang. This is my fifth year at Capitol Hill. I am very excited to be back and be a part of the Capitol Hill family. I was here for 4 years before teaching for a year at Washington Technology. This year I am teaching Geometry, Pre-Algebra, and OT Math. I graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in math and secondary education. I also received my Masters in math education from the University of Minnesota. I love teaching and learning about math. As I tell the students, teaching math is my dream job, and it's great to be able spend my teaching years at Capitol Hill.
I am also the math team coach this year. Students in middle school are welcome to join the team. We meet on Mondays from 3:15-4:15pm, students must arrange for their own rides home. There are 5 meets, where we compete against other St. Paul middle schools. If competitions are not held here at Capitol Hill, parents will still pick up students from Capitol Hill. There is also a MathCounts competition in Febraury, where we compete against schools outside of SPPS.
Our meet dates are: Oct 25, Nov 5, Nov 26, Dec 17, and Jan 14. The MathCounts competition is on Feb 7th.
Besides teaching, I love...
- Traveling. This summer, I visited Indianapolis, the Profootall Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, Washington, DC, Jersey City, Tornoto, and Niagara Falls.
- Food. I am always up for trying new foods and different kinds of food. I love sushi, pho, curry, popcorn, chips, and cupcakes.
- Family. I have 6 brothers and sisters. My youngest sister is 11 and in 6th grade. I have 3 nephews. And I recently got married this summer, so I do have a new name, May Vang Swanson. (But don't worry, you can still call me Ms. Vang.)
I am looking forward to a great year back at Capitol Hill.