The Athena Awards Committee asked St. Paul area schools to nominate their top female athlete for the award. The schools obliged, and 43 girls, representing city and suburban, public and private high schools were selected to receive the award.
Koua Yang, teacher and coach at Harding High School, says, “I just want people to know how challenging and how rewarding teaching is.” (Marjorie Otto/Review)
Harding teacher shares his philosophy on how to connect with students
“I just really love working with kids. They just make me happy,” says Koua Yang, a Harding High School instructor, coach, and one of 11 finalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award, an award that celebrates Minnesota’s teachers and their work.
For 16 years, Yang has been a social studies teacher at Harding High School. He currently teaches Asian American studies and human geography, and coaches the boys and girls tennis teams.
“It was instilled in me early on that education was important by my mom. My mom was my greatest teacher,” Yang says.
The new entrance and addition will be made of glass and metal to reflect Johnson High School’s aerospace program. (courtesy of St. Paul Public Schools)
The changes will take place during the summers of 2016 and 2017
Clogged toilets, wandering visitors and a gloomy entrance that’s not handicap accessible are just some of the building-related issues that have plagued Johnson High School.
However, long-awaited building improvements are finally on the horizon. At a District Five Committee for Planning and Economic Development meeting on April 5, community leaders learned of some changes coming to Johnson High School.
Front row, from left to right: Coach Joe Hommes, Max Weber, Sam Malec, Peter Hommes, Patrick Wanschura, Assistant Coach Rob Malec.
Back row, from left to right: Matt Ray, Aiden Wolfard, Greg Goedker, Joe Tschida, Dillon Schweitzer, Assistant Coach Mark Weber. (submitted photo)
Despite only one win during the regular season, St.