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Preschool Staff

Preschool Teachers

Cheng Vang

Name that students call her:  Ms. Cheng

Years at Morey: 5 years

Years teaching: 5 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Cross stitch, running, going to the gym, being outdoors. I’m an adventuress person.

Why do you love teaching? Smiles on my students face when they accomplish a task- writing their name, rote count 1-10.

Kalysia Johnson

Name that students call her: Mrs. Johnson

Years at Morey: 20 years

Years teaching: 25 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Writing poetry and children books

Why do you love teaching? I have always enjoyed working with children since I was young.

Leica Jones

 

Name that students call you: Kids call me "Ms. Leica

Years at Morey: I have been at Oakdale for 2 years

Years teaching: I have  taught for 25 years

Favorite Hobbies or Interest: I like reading, quilting, traveling, going to movies

Why do you love teaching: I love teaching because it makes me a better person and I get to make a difference.

Malia Xiong

Name that students call her:  Ms. Malia

Years at Morey: 2 years

Years teaching: 8 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I love to spend quality time with my family

Why do you love teaching? I love to see that indescribable smile on their face when they learn or try something new.

Rala Dayal

Name: Rala Dayal

Name that students call her:  Ms. Rala

Years at Morey: 16 years

Years teaching: 16 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Traveling, reading, gardening, and baking.

Why do you love teaching? To help children succeed in life. Make a difference in the life of children and build their self esteem with a positive outlook.

Vanmany Southivilay

Name that students call her: Ms. Vam  

Years at Morey: 16 years

Years teaching: 17 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I like to watch television and stay home with my kids.

Why do you love teaching? I love to see the children smile and learn and if they come back to say hello with a smile I have touched their lives in a great way!

Yia Thao

Name: Yia Thao

Name that students call her: Teacher and Ms. Yia 

Years at Morey: 22

Years teaching: 22

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Taking photos

Why do you love teaching? Every child is different but not less. My goal as a teacher is to keep every child safe.

Teaching Assistants

Carolyn Jenson

Name that students call her: Ms. Jensen or Ms. Carolyn  

Years at Morey: 28 years

Years teaching: 2 + years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Gardening, hiking, camping.

Why do you love teaching? Because I care for families and children.

Faydra Acker

Name: Mrs. Faydra Acker

Name that students call her:  Miss Faydra

Years at Morey: 1 year

Years teaching: 1 year

Favorite Hobbies or interests:

I have many hobbies and interests. To name a few dance, arts & crafts, and spending time with my family.

Why do you love teaching?

The main reason I love teaching is when I was in the 1st grade my teacher inspired me to want to learn. I became a teacher so that I can inspire my students to want to do the same.

Elizabeth Alexander

Name that students call her:  Ms. Liz

Years at Morey: 5 years

Years teaching: 3 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I love practicing yoga, coloring and drawing exercising, playing video games and reading. Most of my free time is spent with my family. I like hoping my daughter practice her volleyball moves and I help her with her homework. We enjoy exercising, playing together and painting each other nails

Why do you love teaching? I enjoy teaching because I love to see our little ones progress and grow. These children are our future and I love being part of that.

Lyna Lee

Name that students call her: Ms. Lyna 

Years at Morey: 3 years

Years teaching: 15 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Drawing and decorating.

Why do you love teaching? I like to see kids succeed and put a smile on their faces when they learn new things.

Maria Mancilla

Name: Maria Mancilla

Name that students call her: Ms. Maria 

Years at Oakdale: 2 years

Years teaching: 2 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I love singing and dancing. Art and interaction with children.

Why do you love teaching? I love children and I love to see them learn.

Roberta Rosales

Name: Roberta Rosales

Name that students call her:  Ms. Berta

Years at Morey: 22

Years teaching: 20

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Music

Why do you love teaching? I love their smiles.

Sue Khounkhamseng

Name that students call her: Ms. Sue  

Years at Morey: 12 years

Years teaching: 12 years

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Music and candy crush

Why do you love teaching? Making good memories with the children makes me happy. Hearing my name called outside the school zone, makes me feel special.

Virginia Ramirez

Name: Virginia Ramirez

Name that students call her:  Ms. Virginia

Years at Morey: 3

Years teaching: 3

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I love to spend time with my family and walk.

Why do you love teaching? I love to see the children academically grow and the love and respect that we have from them.

Rover

Koua Yang

Name: Koua Yang

Name that students call her:  Mr. Yang

Years at Morey: 19

Years teaching: 26

Favorite Hobbies or interests: Fishing, hunting, volleyball, working on car, fixing house and gardening.

Why do you love teaching? I wish all children get educated and when they grow up they will have a better life. I love the community that I am serving in.

Special Education

Shelli Pruger

Name: Shelli Pruger

Name that students call her: Ms. Shelli  

Years at Morey: 1 year

Years teaching: 12 years in the field of Special Education.

 

Favorite Hobbies or interests: I love anything involving the outdoors and sports. Hiking, camping, rafting. I enjoy spending time with my husband and two boys. We love to visit our family all over the U.S. and sight see.

Why do you love teaching? I love giving our youngest students the foundations they need to be successful as they get older. I enjoy instilling a love of learning and showing them that school is a great place to be.