Chen Lei is originally from Handan, China. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hebei Normal University and received her master’s degree in English Education from Sichuan Normal University. She has been an English teacher at No.23 High School since 1997. Ms. Chen is the grade leader and the leader of the teaching and research group. She enjoys traveling, Chinese traditional dance and spending time with her husband and child. Her primary objective for participating in TCLP is to know more about the U.S. culture and society, to spread Chinese culture, and at the same time promote mutual understanding between the U.S. and Chinese schools. Ms. Chen was hosted by Kolter Elementary School in Houston, Texas.