Peter, Sang, 6th Grade ELL

Mr. Peter Sang

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M.Ed in Second Language Education

Mr. Peter Sang

Mr. Sang joined Washington ELL (English Language Learners) staff in 2019-2020 academic year. He co-teaches 6th Grade Reader's Workshop with Ms. Brown and Mrs. Rumpza. He also teaches a quarter-long Extended Day Learning class for 6th & 9th Grade English Language Learners. Mr. Sang first came to the U.S. for an undergraduate degree at Carleton College. After graduating to college, Mr. Sang taught Sociology to 11th and 12th Graders in Burma where he was born and raised. He then went to University of Minnesota, Twin Cities to obtain his teaching license and an Master's degree. He has also taught 9th Grade English Language Arts to Level 2 students as a student-teacher at Washington. 

When he has free time, Mr. Sang loves playing board games and watching TV. During the summer, he likes to visit his family in Seattle and Detroit. Mr. Sang also loves reading academic articles and books about teaching English language. 

Mr. Sang lives in northeast Minneapolis with his wife and four of their friends. His parents and three siblings still live in Burma, while the rest of his siblings have immigrated to Germany. He has 12 nieces and 3 nephews who are all spread all over the world. 

Mr. Sang finds his colleagues at supportive, and he loves working with the multilingual learners at Washington. Mr. Sang sees teaching as social justice work and strives towards closing the opportunity gap between our multilingual learners and their peers. A favorite quote that guides his teaching is: 

"There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures."

–bell hooks