Pang Yang

Pang Yang is a dedicated multilingual veteran teacher, the mother of seven children, and currently the Executive Director of MN Zej Zog.

Her 26 years of K-Higher Education classroom experience includes the teaching of English Language Learners and Hmong Heritage Language Learners. Her expertise is in student-centered learning; amplifying student voices in language classrooms; and creating civic engagement opportunities to allow students, families, and community experts to thrive as they use language in authentic settings.

She holds a B.A. from Concordia University and a Masters of Arts in English as a Second Language from Hamline University. She was named the MN Council on the Teaching of Language and Culture 2019 Teacher of the Year and a 2022 Bush Fellow.