Wang Haiyan is from Liaoning province. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English language and literature from Jinzhou Normal College. Since 2003, she has taught English at Dalian Yuming Senior High School. She was named Outstanding Instructor in numerous national English competitions. She has also published research and academic papers on foreign language teaching. She enjoys reading poems, listening to music and traveling. Ms. Wang’s primary goals for participating in the TCLP program are to introduce creative Mandarin teaching and learning practices to U.S. classrooms, and to experience more student-centered teaching methodologies. She also hopes to learn more about American culture. She looks forward to building friendships with her colleagues and students and making contributions to foreign language teaching in both countries. Ms. Wang was hosted by Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia.