About the Author:
Michael Alexan Younan, known as Mishaeil
Mishaeil is the son of Alexan Younan and Yasmeh Chaikho. He was born in Khabour region, in the north-western of ancient Assyria (east in what is modern Syria).
At age of 4, his parents moved to Beirut, Lebanon.
In 1962 he graduated from “Ecole des arts et métiers de Sanayeh” in Beirut, Lebanon, ( Brevet Professionnel ) in Architectural design and drafting.
He is educated in Assyrian, English, French and Arabic language.
In 1979 he left Lebanon to US and resided in Chicago. In 1980, he moved to San Jose, California. In 1982 he has studied Architectural design and construction details for one year, at West Valley College, Saratoga, California. In 1993 he has also studied Political Science for one year, at San Jose City College.
He worked in an Architectural Co. in Milpitas, California since 1983 and retired in 2011.
He taught the Assyrian language since 1983 in San Jose, at “Mar Narsai Malpana School “ of Mar Yosip Parish, of the Assyrian Church of the East, and was the Principal of the school until 2014. He has also taught the Assyrian language at the “Assyrian American Association of San Jose (Shotapouta).
He is the author of the Assyrian language teaching book, titled “ the book of my language, Assyrian” printed in 1989. He was editor and art work designer of the “Assyrian Star Magazine” of the Assyrian American National Federation, from 1987 to 1989.
He has served in the “Assyrian American Association of San Jose” (Shotapouta) since 1980 as Secretary, Assyrian language teacher, Education Committee, Constitution and By-Laws Committee and in Board of Advisors.
Mishaeil, a proud Assyrian, devotes his time to teaching and promoting the Assyrian language, culture and history.