Ms. Janis Klein-Young
Ms. Klein-Young taught Visual Arts for 36 years in Miami-Dade County Public Schools and served as an adjunct professor for Miami-Dade College. She manages ArtSouth, a non-profit arts center that provides cultural experiences and out-of-school programs for families living in disadvantaged neighborhoods. She is the 2001 Miami-Dade County Public School’s Visual Arts Teacher of the Year and the 2002 Miami-Dade County Teacher of the Year. While teaching for Miami-Dade County Public Schools she founded an arts-based service learning program for youth offenders. The program won numerous prestigious honors and earned over a million dollars in grant awards. Ms. Klein-Young has presented her service learning program, a national model, at educational conferences throughout the United States and trained thousands of teachers to replicate her teaching approach. She is the co-author of the book, “My Art, My World” and is featured in “Boys and Girls Learn Differently,” “Human Behavior and Social Environments” and “Remaking America’s Schools for the Twenty-First Century.” Her work is the subject of several newspaper articles, magazine stories and television news features. In 2010 Ms. Klein-Young was awarded the National Spirit of Service Award from Learn and serve America.
Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Florida International University
Masters of Science in Exceptional Childhood Education
St. Thomas University
National Board Certification
Childhood/Young Adult Art