Owner/Director/Teacher of Art World School & Jiao Ying School
Miss Mimi Yan has been assisting Principal Jiao Ying in teaching and running Jiao Ying School since 1997 and In 2018, she established new locations that retain the same successful fine art program with the addition of a new after school program, under the name of Art World School. She has been awarded many regional, national, and international art awards herself. Some of those achievements include winning 1st place in the APACSA poster design contest in 2000, 2nd place twice in the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition in 2001 and 2002, and 3rd place for the 1st Annual National Co/Motion Alliance For Justice Poster design contest in 2003, where she was the only winner of Asian descent and of Oregon to be awarded in the contest and was invited to Washington D.C. to accept the award personally from then Congressman David Wu and Senator Wyden. As the only winner from Oregon, she was also featured on public broadcast and interviewed for publication. Her education includes a Bachelor degree at Pratt Institute and masters degree at Portland State University, where she studied fine arts, graphic design, as well as art history. Besides her work at Jiao Ying School, her work experiences include working at Pratt Institute and teaching students of all ages at Jin Cai International Elementary School in Shanghai and New Oriental headquarter in Beijing (The largest educational training center in China). Her student works have also won top awards from international and national contests such as the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition, Humane Society Poster Design Contest, and has been collected by the World’s Children’s Museum as well as been published in promotional material by art companies such as Blick and Sakura of America. She strives to continuously research new teaching methods, mediums, and organize effective as well as enjoyable art education programs for all students.