Education: Shanghai Normal University – B.A.; University of Bridgeport – M.S., M.Ed.
Ye (Stella) Ruan was born in Shanghai, China. Shanghainese and Mandarin are her native languages. After Ms. Ruan received her bachelor’s degree, she worked for an educational institution to help students to pass English exams (IELTS). She later went to Connecticut to pursue her master’s degree in TESOL and elementary education, meanwhile, she started to teach Mandarin since then. When Ms. Ruan graduated, she moved all the way to Minnesota and started her exploration of teaching Chinese immersion program (taught 6th grade Mandarin, math, science and social studies all in Mandarin). Prior to coming to York Prep, she worked in an all-girl school in upper east Manhattan.
Ms. Ruan loves reading, cooking and crafting. She is also a big fan of outdoor activities, like hiking, cycling, camping, canoeing, rafting, and fishing.