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.


Antonio Kuklok, Elementary Principal PreK-5(651) 282-0168 | antoniok@csemn.org
Mr. Antonio Kuklok comes to CSE with 4 years of experience as the STEM and Curriculum Integration Coordinator for a public STEM school in the Buffalo, MN area. Prior to that, Mr. Kuklok was a Kindergarten Teacher for 3 years. Mr. Kuklok received his BS in Early Childhood Education and his MA in Education from St. Cloud State University. Mr. Kuklok completed his K-12 Administration Certification from St. Mary’s University this past spring.
Lisa Thao, Elementary Assistant Principal PreK-5lthao953@csemn.org
Ger Kue, Middle School Principal 6-8(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
Sue Vang, High School Principal 9-10(651) 282-0228 | suev@csemn.org
Nyob Zoo! My name is Sue Vang. I was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN and proudly reside in the East Side of Saint Paul. I started my teaching career in 2004 as a teacher and began my administration career in 2014. In my teaching experiences, I have taught grades Kindergarten to Sixth grade and Middle School Science. My husband and I have 6 beautiful children. We enjoy taking family road trips and have visited over 30 states. I look forward to getting to know everyone and being a part of the CSE community.