Pong Thao

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Pong Thao

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My name is Pong Thao and I am an ELL/ELA teacher at Horace Mann Middle School in Wausau, Wisconsin.  I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Educaiton, 1st through 8th, and certification in ESL (English as a Second Language) Pre-K through 9th. from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point in December of 2001.  I did a long term substitution at Lincoln Elementary, the same class where I did my internshiop, in the spring of 2002.  Later that fall, I was hired as an ELL teacher at GD Jones Elementary.  I taught only three years at GD Jones then relocated to Milwaukee and taught for two three years at a private Christian school and a Hmong Charter school.  

I moved back to Wauaau iin 2009 and did a long term substitute job at Grant Elementary.  This was where I learned to use and became familar with the Direct Instruction programs.  The following year, I was transfered to full time here at Horace Mann Middle School. I was hired as an ELL teacher, but have since then taken on other rules, inlcuding teaching a 7th grade core ELA section this year.  Most of my time are spent on doing reading and math interventions with students from all three grade levels, 6th through 8th grade.  In reading intervention, I have used some of the Direct Instruction programs, such as Decoding C, Comprehension B1 and B2, Reading Mastery 4, 5, and 6.   

I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Education along with the 317 Reading License at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.  I have an expected graduate date of May 2017. 

 

Personal

My family came to the US in 1979 from a Hmong refugee came called Ban Vinai in Thailand.  I have lived in Wausau for the last 35 years.  There are six of us in my little family:  my son, daughter-in-law, and three granddaughters.  In December, we are epecting an addition to our family - another little girl.  We are esctatic and cannot wait to have her join us.  I enjoy taking trips with my family, taking walks, going to the park, reading, listening to music, singing and writing.    

 

 

Pong Thao's Daily Schedule 

 

Schedule

Other/Notes

a.m. duty

 

Breakfast Duty

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-7:30

HR

7:35-7:40

  

1

7:40-8:20

Resource

(8th Grade)

 

2

8:24-9:04

ELA Core

w/S. Thome

 

3

9:08-9:50

ELA Core

Block 1

 

4

9:54-10:34

ELA Core

Block 1

 

5

10:38-11:16

Intervention

Reading Mastery 5 during Semester 1; TBD during Semester 2

6

11:16-11:54

Intervention

6th Grade Intervention; starts Oct. 5th

7

11:58-12:38

LUNCH

 

8

12:42-1:22

READ 180

7th Grade

w/Kennedy

 

9

1:26-2:06

Prep

Team Prep

Meets T-W-R

10

2:10-2:50

Prep

 

p.m. duty

  

After School Detention on 12/3/15, 3:00-3:30

 

 
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