Yang Huaixia is from Qingdao, Shandong Province. She received her master's degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shandong University. Ms. Yang has been a Chinese teacher at Qingdao No.2 High School since 2004 and has been teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language to Korean students for 8 years. She is also a member of the administrative management team and serves as the curriculum coordinator at her school. She enjoys reading, singing, and spending time with her five-year old son. Her primary objective for participating in TCLP was to help her home school and host school establish a partnership so that students and teachers in China and the U.S can visit each other. Ms. Yang was hosted by Laurens District 55 High School in Laurens, South Carolina.