• Theresa
    Theresa Thao-Yang
    Department /Grade: EL
    Phone: 651-702-8562

    Welcome to Oakdale Elementary School!  My name is Theresa Thao-Yang and this is my 15th year teaching, but my second year teaching EL, at Oakdale.  I've taught Kindergarten and First grade for the past 13 years.  I am excited to be teaching, learning, and working with your child this year. 

    I have my Undergraduate Degree, B.S. in Elementary Education, and my Master's in Education from Concordia University, St. Paul.  I currently hold a PK-6 teaching license, a K-12 Reading License and an EL license.  I love learning and trying to improve my teaching and leadership style--I am currently in an Educational Doctorate program at Concordia University, St. Paul and will graduate spring 2021 and am working on obtaining my administration license. Continuous learning is an important part of my life and I try really hard to instill that in my own children and my students.

    I live in White Bear Lake with my husband, Adam, and my three children, Alex, Aaron, and Audrey.  Alex is a Senior at the U of M, Twin Cities this year, Aaron is a Junior at the U of M, Duluth this fall, and Audrey is starting her Sophomore year in high school.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, running, and spending time with my family.

    As difficult as this year has been, I believe it's going to be a great year of learning and I can't wait to see all the learning that's going to be happening!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.  Your child's learning is a team effort.

    Parent Resources


    • Clever login for elementary students and parents 
      • Log in to Clever using your student's 6-digit student ID email (ex. 000000@isd622.org) and password
      • Once logged into Clever, you can access Seesaw, Lexia, RazKids, and any other district learning system or app


    • Campus Parent (formerly Parent Portal)
      • provides parents and students access to announcements, assignments, attendance, bus routes, fees, grades, report cards, schedules, and more 
      • parents can keep their contact information up-to-date in Campus Parent to receive important texts and emails from the district and their school