Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Metropolitan State University (Urban Elementary Education for K - grade 6 Licensure) Master of Art in Education: Hamline University (Elementary Education) Minnesota K to 6 Elementary Education Licensure
Dear Kindergarteners, Parents and Families,
Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 school year at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy! My name is Xuanyao Polga. Students call me Li Laoshi. I will be your child’s kindergarten teacher this year. This year is my seventh-year teaching kindergarten at Jie Ming!
I was born and grew up in Chongqing, China. I moved to Minnesota 11 years ago. I live with my husband and three children in Saint Paul. I graduated from Metropolitan State University with a degree in elementary education and have a master of arts in elementary education from Hamline University. As a parent and a person who choose a career in education, I feel a strong connection with kids. I truly believe every student can learn and be successful and I am dedicating my life to help children reach their highest potential.
Kindergarten will be a time of new beginnings, of making friends and of learning lots of new things. Although this year will present challenges, I am confident that we can work together to make the best of the situation. I will do my best to make this school year an enjoyable time for your child and provide opportunities for learning and growing.
Thank you for being a part of our Chinese immersion program. I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship will help your child and our program be successful. I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child!
Xuanyao Polga (Li Laoshi)