Blia Vang
3rd Grade GATE


Hi! My name is Blia Vang and I look forward to working with you and your child this year at Pony Express Elementary School! I live, grew up, and attended school in the Sacramento area. I’m married and have four daughters. 

Education: West Campus High School; CSU Sacramento (BA in Liberal Studies & Multiple Subject Teaching Credential); BCLAD (Bilingual Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development) Certification; GATE Certification

Jani Winchester
4th Grade


I received my credential in August of 1998, and began teaching that year in the Twin Rivers USD.  I taught there for 8 years.  For the past 5 years, I have been teaching in the Sacramento City USD.  I am really excited to be part of the SMART Riders team!

I just got a Vespa scooter for my birthday, and hope to be riding it to Pony Express soon.  I enjoy traveling, reading, sewing costumes, trips to the beach and spending time with my family.  Sacramento has been my home for the past 27 years.