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Yea Hyung Shin is an educator, artist, and curriculum designer with a profound commitment to inclusive and holistic art education. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master’s in Fine Arts Education from Incheon National University, Yea’s journey in art education spans over nine years. Currently the IB PYP and MYP Visual Art Head at MYIS International School in Bangkok, Yea designs and implements comprehensive Visual Art curricula for students from early years to middle years, aligning with homeroom learning and the IB conceptual framework.

Yea’s teaching philosophy is rooted in the belief that all students, regardless of age, can engage with complex art projects through appropriate scaffolding and differentiation. This philosophy drives their efforts in vertical articulation, allowing students to think and feel like artists. Yea has collaborated with Korean educators to develop curriculum textbooks that blend Korean National Standards with the IB MYP framework, promoting interdisciplinary and inquiry-based learning.

In addition to their work in schools, Yea has contributed to nonprofit organizations such as NoticeAbility, which supports students with dyslexia, and Liberty in North Korea, advocating for refugees. Yea’s leadership in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Chadwick International School involved facilitating surveys, conducting focus group interviews, and collaborating with the administration to plan DEI strategies. Passionate about integrating new media in art education, Yea’s master’s thesis focused on using new media to address Sustainability Development Goals.


“Yea, you are always at ease with our kids while doing a tremendous job inspiring them to reach their full potential. You are a star and CI sure is lucky to have you. Thanks for all that you do for our Grade 6 generation. Keep up the great work!”

Christopher Chaney, Gr.6 Lead

“Yea, I have so enjoyed working with you this year. Your positive spirit really added to the G8 team. Your students really benefitted from your passion and dedication to them. I really appreciated that you took any task I asked you to help with and ran with it. ”

Jessie Moore, Gr.8 Lead

“Yea, from my visit to your advisory last week, I was able to see what a gift you have in the area of pastoral care. You clearly have created a very safe space for our learners in your small group.”

Emily Thomas, MYP Coordinator

Yea, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with Ed. Leadership today. Your ideas were presented clearly and with purpose. It is clear that there is a vision and passion for ceramics at CI and I look forward to hearing more in the future! Well done!

Bobby Fagogenis,Chadwick International School Assistant Head