Yao Hsia is originally from Taipei, Taiwan. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education from Towson University, Maryland. She is currently a teacher at Lakes International Language Academy, a position she has held since 2013. She became a teacher to share her knowledge with the students and has now been teaching for two years in all. Ms. Hsia loves being outside and doing outdoor activities. During her free time she likes to dance, listen to music and work out. She also enjoys traveling and enjoys new things, trying new food and meeting new people. She is willing to share knowledge with others and offer help when she can. This year Ms. Hsia is the mentor teacher for Zheng Qiuping from Guangdong, China.