Leadership Team

Bao Vang, Chief Executive Officer

(651) 282-0123 | baovang@csemn.org

Kazoua Kong-Thao, Chief Administration Officer

(651) 282-0123 | kazouakt@csemn.org

Ge Xiong, Director of Operations

(651) 282-0163 | gex@csemn.org

Experience: Over 10 years of experience working in program development, management and operations in multiple settings that include non-profits, higher education and youth-based organizations.

Why CSE: CSE offers students, family and staff an opportunity to stretch one's learning beyond the school. I am excited to be part of a school that promotes continued growth for everyone.

CSE’s Greatest Asset: The staff and their focus on the success of each child at the school.

What I want to tell CSE Parents: Learning takes place both inside the school and outside the school. We, as educators, want to make sure that their children are academically prepared to be successful adults.

What Ge likes to do for fun: My family is important to me and I love to provide experiences where we are engaged in learning; such as hikes, museums and reading.

Ge’s favorite books: I don't have just one favorite book. I love to read mystery, documentaries, romance, fiction, non-fiction. Reading helps me to relax and remember to slow down.

Chue Siong, Education Leader PreK-2

(651) 282-0168 | chues@csemn.org

Experience: I have over 15 years of experience in education. These experiences include teaching, mentoring, leading professional development, curriculum development and management.

Why CSE: I believe in the mission and vision of CSE because it provides a safe environment for Hmong students to learn about their language and culture so that they know where they came from. CSE extends this learning by providing the opportunity for students to travel overseas as part of its Global Connections Program for the students to have first-hand experiences. I'm excited to be a part of this school.

CSE’s Greatest Asset: The community, the students, and the staff.

What I want to tell CSE Parents: I am dedicated to support the learning of all the students here at CSE. I believe that the parents are the first teachers for their child because I am a parent myself. With the support of our parents here at CSE, we will be able to raise up future leaders and productive citizens to better our community and the world.

What Chue likes to do for fun: I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling with my husband overseas.

Favorite books: I enjoy reading various genres such as suspense, motivational/inspirational, fiction/non-fiction and faith-based.

Ger Kue, Education Leader 3-5

(651) 282-0194 | gerk@csemn.org

Experience: I have 18 years of experience in education. My educational experiences comprise of teaching, professional development, modeling/coaching, management, and strategic planning.

Why CSE: I am here to ensure that every student has a quality education so they can compete in a global marketplace.

CSE’s Greatest Asset: The CSE community – the students, staff, and parents

What I want to tell CSE Parents: I am committed to the vision and mission of the school and pledge to do everything I can to make them come alive.

What Ger likes to do for fun: I love to spend time with my family and play table tennis for fun.

Ger’s favorite books: The Excellent 11 by Ron Clark, A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, and the Bible

Kita Her, Education Leader 6-8

kitah@csemn.org