Niu Xiuqing is originally from Beijing, China. She received her bachelor’s degree in English education from Huaibei Coal Industry Teachers' College. She has been an English teacher at Lize Senior High School attached to Capital Normal University since 2002. She is married with one son. Ms. Niu’s primary objective for participating in TCLP is to gain a deeper understanding of teaching methods used in American schools. She also hopes that through this experience, she will learn about American culture and society. She was hosted by Columbia High School in Maplewood, NJ.