Deng Xinxin is from Chongqing, China and received her bachelor’s degree in English from Sichuan International Studies University. She has been an English teacher at Bashu Primary School since 2006. She is also a group leader of the English teachers and has been a principal's assistant for a semester. She enjoys singing, dancing, acting, and sports. Ms. Deng has a seven-year-old son. During her year in the U.S., she looked forward to celebrating American holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, attending an NBA game, watching plays at the theater, sharing Chinese traditional holidays like Spring Festival, and traveling. Her primary objectives for participating in TCLP were to learn advanced teaching concepts and to build a bridge between her schools in China and in the United States. She was hosted by Scioto Darby Elementary School in Hilliard, OH.