Ms. Vang | 1st Grade

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  • Hello Families,

    I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Welcome back to school! 

    I am Ms. Vang and I will be your student's 1st grade teacher. I am super excited to be working with you all this 2023-2024 school year! This year will be my fifth year teaching at Talahi. As an educator, I pride myself in relationship building and pushing my students and myself in being the best that we can be. I want to push my students to do well academically, socially, emotionally, and mentally. I believe that we all have different qualities that we bring to the table and I want to challenge my students to work on those qualities so that they can contribute to today's and tomorrow's society. I truly look forward to all the growth and learning that we will do together! 

    Here is a little information about me so that we can get to know each other better. :) I grew up in Saint Paul, MN and then I moved to Saint Cloud for college. I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education at Saint Cloud State University and my Masters in Trauma and Resilience at Concordia University Saint Paul. I hope that as the year goes by, we will continue to connect with one another to build on our relationship. Please feel free to contact me through email or phone (call and text) if you have any questions. Stay well!


    Mary Vang

    1st Grade Teacher

    Talahi Community School


    "No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else." P.T Barnum

  • Teach. Love. Inspire

  • My Philosophy of Teching

    My philosophy of Education can be broken down into many parts, but I would also like for my philosophy of teaching to be seen as a whole. My philosophy includes the teacher, the students and their families, and the learning environment. Starting with the philosophy of teachers, I believe that it is their responsibility to provide the best care and learning experience for each student and their families. It is also their responsibility to make sure that they have the correct materials and tools needed to provide a great learning experience for the students. A teacher needs to be understanding, compassionate, empathetic, and caring. As for the philosophy of students and their families, I believe that great relationships are built when children, their families, and the teachers can work together to provide the best learning experience. They must work together to see what the student needs to be as successful as they can be. The teacher must realize that every student and family is different and that they all come from various backgrounds. The teacher must be able to provide the best lessons that will help the student learn better. Lastly, as for the philosophy of the learning environment, it must be fun, safe, and it must have expectations. While students are learning, they must be in the best learning space that they can be. While they are doing so, they must be engaged in the lesson so that they can enjoy the work and have fun with the work. All of that cannot happen without expectations being set. As this wraps up my philosophy of teaching, I would also like for everyone to understand that each of these things are equally important. All of these must work together to provide the best education and curriculum for the students.