Getting to Know Principal Be Vang
Welcome to Mississippi Creative Arts School! Thank you for stopping by our website.
In the spring of 2014, I became principal of Mississippi Creative Arts School (MCAS). As the principal of MCAS, I have gained a deeper understanding of the arts and learning. This understanding has helped me make a strong connection between my belief that learning is constructed through the active engagement of students in the learning process to the arts integration approach where students are provided with multiple ways through the arts to organize and construct information and facts in order to gain a deeper understanding and make their learning visible.
With a renewed effort for MCAS to reinforce a strong emphasis on the arts, a 5-year Arts at the Core plan was created to bring The Kennedy Center's arts integration approach into every classroom at MCAS. The goal is to increase student achievement and equity of instruction, while providing a true culturally responsive environment where students can academically achieve and thrive through the arts.
I am proud of the work that we do here at MCAS. It continues to be an honor to serve our students and families as principal of Mississippi Creative Arts School.
About Principal Vang
Education: She graduated from Highland Park Senior high. She earned an Elementary Education degree from St. Cloud University, and a master’s degree in Education at Winona State University. She received her Administrative License from the University of Minnesota. She’s working on an Education Doctorate at Minnesota State University in Mankato.
Career: She was a teacher for 11 years at SPPS. Her first administrative role was at Frost Lake Elementary. She also worked as an assistant principal at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies. Principal Vang has been at Mississippi Creative Arts school since the 2014-15 school year.
Family: She lives with her husband and four children and enjoys taking road trips with her family.