Yassin Essaid is from Tetouan, Morocco and received his bachelor's degree in English literature and linguistics from Abdelmalek Essaadi University. He has been an English teacher at Faqih Ahmed Al Hadad Middle School since 2004. He is also the coordinator of clubs at his school. Throughout his career, he has developed a sense of leadership as he is currently the Secretary General of the regional branch of the Moroccan Association of Teachers of English. Mr. Essaid is passionate about helping young learners and loves being involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. He enjoys soccer, jogging, and traveling. During his year in the U.S., he looked forward to making new friends, celebrating Thanksgiving and other American holidays, attending and participating in sports, and sharing his cultural holidays with his students. His primary objective for participating in TCLP was to enhance his teaching expertise. He was hosted by Campus International High School in Cleveland, OH.