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 6th year at Capitol Hill. I am very excited to be back and be a part of the Capitol Hill family. This year I am teaching Geometry and Pre-Algebra. 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 again this year. All students in middle school are welcome to join the team. There is no registration or try-outs. We meet on Mondays from 4:15-5:15pm, students must arrange for their own rides home. There are 5 meets 4pm-5:30pm, where we compete against other 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 7 at Washington
Oct 28 at Ramsey
Nov 18 at Battle Creek
Dec 9 at Capitol Hill
Jan 13 at TBD
The MathCounts competition is on Feb 6th at Inver Hills Community College.
Besides teaching, I love...
- Traveling. This summer, I visited Denver, Duluth, Grand Marais, Bemidji, and Wahpeton (ND).
- 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 12 and in 7th grade. I have 3 nephews. I got married last 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.