Chi Ratsythong is a refugee from Laos. She came over during the Vietnam War. She has lived in Illinois and Texas. She came to California in 1983. She got her BA from CSUS of Stanislaus and her MA from San Jose State University. She was a substitute teacher for four years. She has been teaching for 16 years in the Oak Grove School District. She has taught kindergarten, second grade, and third grade. She is married and has two daughters. She enjoys cooking, gardening, hiking, and reading. Her hope is to help students become a successful, productive, and kind citizens. She promotes a positive mindset and a healthy lifestyle.