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 2018 – 2019 school year at Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy! My name is Xuanyao Polga. Students call me Li Laoshi. I was born and grew up in Chongqing, China. I moved to Minnesota in 2009. I have received the degree of Master of Arts in elementary education at Hamline Univeristy. This year is my sixth year teaching in kindergarten at Jie Ming.
Kindergarten will be a time of new beginnings, of making friends and of learning lots of new things for your child every day. Also, they will learn everything in Chinese. You will be shocked how fast they learn the language and how much they talk about Chinese everyday at home. I will do my best to make this school year an enjoyable time for your child, but also our days and weeks will be filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities for learning and growing. I will provide a warm, safe and positive classroom for your child to develop lifelong learning. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you.
Xuanyao Polga (Li Laoshi)