Hello. My name is Ms. Thao, one of your English language teachers. Students are why I am here today. In my experience, cultural understanding and motivation were keys to learning and contributing to success. Students and families are important to me. Support from home for education is immense in the work I do. I love the fact that our students come from many different cultures with many different languages spoken. I also speak different languages, in Hmong, Spanish, and English! Thus, to be a part of the diversity at school is immense. My multilingual/second language acquisition learners are valuable to me. I wish them success and achievement in their education. Let's have a wonderful school year in English Language Development! Thank you!
Education & Family: I have my Master's Degree in Education from the University of St. Thomas, K-12 English as a Second Language. In my free time, I like to spend it with my family. My son, husband, and I live in Oakdale, MN. We have a responsibility from our culture in Hmong customs to take care of our elders and parents, participate in extended family social events schedules, and keep a flower and vegetable garden at our home.
Please contact me with questions you may have during school hours.
Degrees and Certifications:
University of St.Thomas
Master of Arts, Teacher Education
K-12 English As a Second Language